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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Hoag Favorite – Fly Tying Mike Valla’s Classic Streamer Series

From Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box,” the Hoag Favorite is an elegant feather-wing streamer that can be a great fish-catcher in any water where…

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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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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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