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 was a true conservationist and early member of North Carolina TU.

Hook: #10-14 Nymph
Thread: Tan 6/0
Tail: Badger or Woodchuck guard hairs
Body: Mink fur (or brown rabbit sub)
Wing: Flank feather, wood duck
Hackle: Brown cock

Great Smoky Mountain Fly Tying Books

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

Author: Matt O

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