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Fly Tying a Montana Bucktail (Classic Attractor Dry Fly Pattern)

Of unknown origin, this attractor dry fly is similar to the various stimulator fly patterns and likely imitates many of the same bugs. Hook: #6-10…

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Fly Tying a Foam Wing Caddis (Simple Flies Series)

The exact origin of this pattern isn’t really known, but it’s one of those that have probably been created by many tiers over the years….

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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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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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The Early Nelson – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

This pattern is thought to have been introduced to the Great Smoky Mountains by Cap Weise prior to WWII. Likely originating in England and named…

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Fly Tying a Little Brown Stone – Classic American Stonefly Pattern

From Dave Hughes’ 1986 “American Fly Tying Manual,” this Little Brown Stonefly is an easy-to-tie but super effective stonefly pattern. In the mid-Atlantic and Northeast…

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Wickham’s Fancy Dry – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by Dr. T.C. Wickham of Winchester, England in the 1880s, this fly has been popular in the Great Smoky Mountains since at least the…

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Fly Tying the X-Caddis – Classic American Trout Pattern

Created by Craig Matthew and John Juracek of West Yellowstone, Montana in 1980, the X-Caddis is a great imitation when the fish are keying on…

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Cataloochee Copperhead – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Credited to Kirk Jenkins from Newport, Tennessee, this pattern was originally called a Honey Quill and eventually changed to the Cataloochee Copperhead when he started…

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John’s Woolly Worm – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

John Turner of Lenoir, NC came up with this fly and is credited with being the first fly tier in the Great Smoky Mountains to…

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