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 Peacock nymph. Roger added the bead and changed the tail from hackle fibers to a small tuft of synthetic or wool. An easy-to-tie pattern, the locals claim this fly is most effective when the plentiful red bud tree is in bloom.
Recipe Hook: #10-16 curved nymph Bead: Brass or tungsten, sized to the hook Weight: Sized to match the hook Thread: Black Tail: Red synthetic or wool Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Gray partridge