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 nymph pattern that is effective for trout all over the country.
Hook: #16-12 3x long nymph or streamer
Weight: 0.020 diameter
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Body: Black chenille
Thorax: Yellow chenille
Wingcase: Black chenille
*** Great Smoky Mountain Fly Tying Books used in this series ***
Hatches and Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains, by Don Kirk, https://amzn.to/2HLZuVT
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler’s Companion, by Ian Rutter, https://amzn.to/2HQwDQr
Southeastern Flies, by L.J. DeCuir, https://amzn.to/3l0McTG
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