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Fly Tying the Primitive Chicken Streamer – Ringneck Pheasant Fly Patterns

Created by Daryl Allen of Pennsylvania, the Primitive Chicken streamer is a marabou wing streamer tied in the classic feather-wing style. Hook: 5x-6x long streamerThread:…

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Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

Black Winter Caddis – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

The Black Winter Caddis is a super easy fly pattern tied to imitate the tiny dark caddis that hatch between December and March in many…

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Posted in Famous Flies The Flies Wet Flies

The Allerton – Fly Tying Mary Orvis Marbury’s Favorite Flies – Number 88

The Allerton classic wet fly was created for Robert G. Allerton of New York City, the treasurer of the Oquossoc Angling Association on the Rangeley…

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Posted in The Flies Wet Flies

The Cowdung – Fly Tying Classic Winged Wet Flies

Mentioned as far back as Isaak Walson’s “Compleat Angler” of 1653, the Cowdung is a true classic fly. Tied to imitate the Yellow Cowdung Fly,…

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Posted in Nymphs The Flies

Fly Tying the Old Rag AP Nymph – Ringneck Pheasant Fly Patterns

Created by Ted Tarrant of Virginia, the Old Rag AP Nymph can be tied and fished as a mayfly or stonefly nymph pattern. Effective in…

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

The Montana Nymph created by Lew Oatman of New York has been a staple in the Great Smoky Mountains since its creation. An easy-to-tie stonefly…

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Watson’s Fancy – Fly Tying Classic Winged Wet Fly Patterns

And old English classic winged wet fly, the Watson’s Fancy was first tied in Scottland by Donald Watson. The fly pattern was introduced to American…

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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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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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