Month: October 2020

Posted in Dry Flies Great Smoky Mountain Series The Flies

The Pink Lady – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by George LaBranche of New York in the early 1900s, the Pink Lady is an elegant mayfly dry fly pattern that made its way…

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Posted in Great Smoky Mountain Series Nymphs The Flies

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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Posted in Dry Flies Famous Flies The Flies

Royal Coachman – Fly Tying a Classic American Dry Fly

Created in 1878 by John Hailey, the Royal Coachman may be the most iconic of original American fly patterns. Typically a general attractor pattern, it…

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