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.

Hook: #12-18 2x long nymph
Thread: Black
Tail: Moose body hair
Rib: Gold or copper wire
Body: Light beaver or muskrat
Wingcase: Moose body hair
Legs: Moose body hair

*** 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

Author: Matt O

2 thoughts on “AP Nymph – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

  1. Just found out that you already knew about the sheep fly, because I just saw your video! My bad.
    Regards,
    Jule McDowell

    1. Oh yeah, I first tied the sheep fly this year, and I can say that it’s been a champ so far! I’ve used it here in Maryland, Virginia and one trip out west. And it has caught fish everywhere I’ve used it! Thanks for the note. 🙂

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