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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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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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The Pumpkin Neck All Purpose Nymph – Fly Tying with Ringneck Pheasant

The first fly in our Ringneck Pheasant Skin Series, the Pumpkin Neck is an all purpose nymph that could be fished anywhere a generic mayfly…

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Squirrel Hair Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

An olive variant of Dave Whitlock’s famous Red Fox Squirrel Hair Nymph that has been popular in the Great Smoky Mountains since its inception in…

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The Infallible – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

A true Great Smoky Mountain/Appalachian original, the Infallible was created by Cato Holler (1903-2001). A legend of North Carolina fly fishermen and fly tiers, Cato…

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Fly Tying an Olive Sedge – Classic American Caddis Nymph

From Dave Hughes’ “American Fly Tying Manual” of 1986, the olive sedge is a simple lightly-weighted caddis nymph. The color of the body can be…

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Fly Tying a Bloody Alder – Classic American Soft Hackle Wet Fly Pattern

One of the oldest trout fly patterns in existence, the Alder wet fly is at least as old as Dame Juliana Berners historic book “A…

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Blackburn Tellico Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by noted fly tier Rick Blackburn in the 1970’s, the Blackburn Tellico is a variant of the 100-year-old original nymph that originated on the…

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The Backscratch Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Not a lot is known about this Smoky Mountain trout fly pattern. It might have originated from the Brown Hackle Fly, a wet fly that…

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