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Mustad: trout-, salmon- and lit-fly catalogue have been a place to gather up the patterns from classic books, trying to preserve the historic fly-patterns from the earlier days of flytying history. The intention have always been to start on other sources and ensure that important fly-pattern lists are gathered in one place, and today I have added a new and important one!

Mustad have defined a lot when it comes to fly/fishing hooks (see the Mustad listing on, but they have also a long tradition of selling flies. The names and numbers when referring to the old Mustad patterns haven’t been readily available, but a while back I stumbled over a old catalogue that showed itself to include a very comprehensive list of Mustad fly ID/pattern names.

The catalogue is now scanned, and all the patterns illustrated in the catalogue (339 of them), are now available on

You can expand and see the entire catalogue there, or download the PDF from the site (note: the PDF is 33MB and might take a while if you are on a slow network).

The 339 patterns in the catalogue that are illustrated are registered as patterns on the site with a closer look at each individual pattern. The remaining pattern names can be found in the individual plates that are scanned and showed on the site (I might create a page with all the patterns that are not illustrated later on, but not right now)

The quality of the pictures are not top-notch due to the source I had to work with, but they should give you a good indication on the pattern and how it should look like. I have not started writing up the material-list for each pattern, that is something for a very rainy day (and week….). For now the list is up and I hope it can be a good reference to you all!

William Blacker: Standard Flies 2. The Grouse Hackle

Tip: gold
Body: Gold or orange silk
Legs: Grouse

The Grouse Hackle from The Art of Angling by William Blacker. The one above is tied in hand on a vintage blind-eye hook, while the three below all are tied for fishing on Ahrex FW580 #10.

A spider pattern that should give plenty of movement and fish! The grouse hackle is something I should use more of going forward with variants over this pattern!

Closing down have been running for a long time, it was initiated a long time ago, and the plan was to build up a site with a community around it. The site never got much traction, and with constant updates and a lack of features I have decided to close it down.

I will get something back up on in the future, but with a real plan and content around it. The domain is good, and it deserves something better than it has today.

Thanks to those that used it, and It will be back in the future!