Charlie’s Whopper – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

As a mix between a stimulator and a general attractor pattern, Charlie’s Whopper dry fly is a great Smoky Mountain springtime pattern. Created by Charles Messer of Fines Creek, North Carolina, this semi-forgotten fly is still a great fish catcher today.

Hook: #8-12 dry fly
Thread: Black
Tail: Bronze mallard, sparse
Body: Gray muskrat fur
Wing: Bronze mallard, upright and divided
Down wing: Bronze mallard
Hackle: Grizzly and brown dry fly

Author: Matt O