Category: Nymphs

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Fly Tying: Copper John – a Two-tone Variant of the Classic American Nymph

The most popular fly in America the last two decades, John Barr’s Copper John is a super effective trout pattern for almost all waters. This…

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Red Bud (Gray Hackle Peacock Variant) – Great Smoky Mountain Trout Fly Tying

Another Smoky Mountain fly pattern from one of the legends of Southern Appalachian trout flies, Roger Lowe. This is a variant of the Gray Hackle…

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The Sheep Fly – Southern Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Pattern

Another historic fly in my Great Smoky Mountain series, the Sheep Fly was created by Newland Saunders of Lenoir, NC. This heavily weighted nymph imitates…

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Smoky Mountain Blackbird Fly Pattern

The fourth fly from Don Kirk’s “Hatches & Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains,” the Smoky Mountain Blackbird is an easy-to-tie soft-hackled wet fly….

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Apple Green Caddis Emerger

Another fly pattern popular the Great Smoky Mountains, the Apple Green Caddis Emerger is an excellent spring pattern to try whenever the green caddis flies…

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Tellico Nymph – Fly Tying Instructions

The first fly in my Great Smoky Mountain Series, the Tellico Nymph is one of the most popular fly patterns to come out of the…

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