Month: August 2020

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Your Original Designs

Hello fly tiers and friends of the channel! I’ve started a new series with the intent of tying and featuring some original creations from the…

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Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

Thunderhead Dry Fly – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Pattern

This Smoky Mountain original is attributed to Fred Hall of Bryson City, North Carolina. Jesse Jamerson may have brought the fly back from Wyoming but…

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Posted in Great Smoky Mountain Series Nymphs The Flies

Yellow Bellied Nymph – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Pattern

There is not a lot known of the history of this nymph pattern other than that it emerged in the 1950 out of Robbinsville, North…

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Posted in Dry Flies Famous Flies The Flies

Elk Hair Caddis – Fly Tying Al Troth’s Original

One of the most popular (and effective) American flies, the Elk Hair Caddis can be considered a searching dry fly pattern as it resembles the…

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Olive Stimulator Dry Fly

This very buggy stonefly imitation can be tied in several variants to match a local stonefly hatch, to imitate a terrestrial grasshopper, or even as…

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Posted in Great Smoky Mountain Series Streamers The Flies Wet Flies

Stanley’s Grizzly – Appalachian Trout Flies

An original Great Smoky Mountain pattern created by Stanley Tuttle of Lenoir, NC, this year-round fly can be fished as a streamer or wet fly….

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Michigan Stone Dry Fly – From Tying the Founding Flies

The Michigan Stone dry fly is a 1950s pattern created by Paul Young who came up with it on Michigan’s Au Sable River. Brought to…

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Hardy’s Favorite Wet Fly

Created by John James Hardy, of the famous British tackle outfit, in 1872, this pattern has had a lot of success for almost 150 years….

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George Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Flies

Created by Eddy George of Louisville, Tennessee in 1955, this “cotton top” nymph is a good searching nymph or stonefly imitation. This nymph has been…

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Smoky Mountain Near Nuff – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

This Great Smoky Mountain fly pattern was listed in Roger Lowe’s seminal book and has been a popular and effective fly in the region since…

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