Month: November 2020

Posted in The Flies Wet Flies

Fly Tying a March Brown Spider – Soft Hackle Wet Fly Pattern

This version of the March Brown Spider is from Dave Hughes “Essential Trout Flies” and originally came from Sylvester Nemes’ “Soft Hackle Fly” from 1975….

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Posted in Great Smoky Mountain Series Nymphs The Flies

AP Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by Andre Puyans, the AP Nymph is a versatile pattern that can be tied in several colors to imitate any number of mayfly nymphs….

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Posted in Mike Valla Streamer Series Streamers The Flies

The Catskill Bucktail – Fly Tying Mike Valla’s Classic Streamer Series

An elegant easy-to-tie bucktail streamer from Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box.” The Catskill only needs three materials: silver tinsel, bucktail and peacock herl. Hook:…

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Fly Tying a Cahaba Gobbler – Soft Hackle Wet Flies with Ringneck Pheasant

Created by Jammy Erwin of Alabama, the Cahaba Gobbler can be fished as a big wet fly for warmwater bass and panfish, or as a…

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Posted in The Flies Wet Flies

Fly Tying the Partridge and Green – Soft Hackled Wet Fly Pattern

This super easy-to-tie fly pattern has been a staple in fly boxes for over 500 years. With roots in the North Country Spiders, the Partridge…

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Fly Tying the Lalo Rainbow River Chief – Soft Hackle Wet Flies with Ringneck Pheasant

Created by Edward Chavez of Texas, the LRRC is a nymph-like soft hackle and is the second original pattern submitted by users in our “All…

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Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

White Moth Dry Fly – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

This 75 year old pattern from western North Carolina is an easy-to-tie fly that is a great option for those late evenings when the sun…

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Posted in The Flies Wet Flies

Fly Tying a Krystal Flash Soft Hackle Wet Fly

A very simple soft hackle fly pattern that uses Krystal Flash for the body and brown partridge for a hackle. The beauty of this pattern…

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Posted in The Flies Wet Flies

Fly Tying the Grenadier Soft Hackle, Wet Fly Trout Pattern

Created in the early 1900s by Dr. Henry Alexander Bell of Wrington, South Somerset, England. This soft hackle fly pattern was originally created for still-water…

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Posted in Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies Wet Flies

Gray Hackle Peacock – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

This variant from the Gray Hackle series has been used in the Great Smoky Mountain area since at least the 1840s. Thought to have originated…

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