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The Orange Snipe – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Dry Fly

Originally from Michigan, this fly was brought to the Smoky Mountains by Frank Coffey of Maggie Valley, NC in the 1970s. This high-floating generic mayfly…

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The Adams Dry Fly

Probably the most popular dry fly of all time, the Adams dry fly is a good one to learn for any tier. If you can…

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The Smith Fly – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Pattern

Another Great Smoky Mountain pattern from Don Kirk’s book on the region, the Smith Fly is a western North Carolina original. Said to be from…

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Jack Cabe Hopper – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Pattern

Created by Jack Cabe, a western North Carolina fly tier, this hopper is an extremely buoyant pattern that can easily be seen in fast or…

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North Carolina Yellow Sally

The second fly in my Great Smoky Mountain Series, the North Carolina Yellow Sally is an excellent stonefly imitation whenever the big yellows are on…

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Hazel Creek Dry Fly – Great Smoky Mountain Pattern

Named after a trout stream in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Hazel Creek Dry Fly is a pretty old pattern that not many…

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