Fore & After – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

While the exact origins of the Fore and After are mostly a mystery, this pattern is largely unknown outside of the Great Smoky Mountains. This version is considered to be a western North Carolina original. It can be found in Don Kirk’s “Hatches and Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains” and Roger Lowe’s “Fly Pattern Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains.”

Hook: #12-18 dry fly
Thread: Black
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Body: Yellow floss
Hackle: Grizzly (aft) and Brown (fore)

Author: Matt O