The Infallible – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

A true Great Smoky Mountain/Appalachian original, the Infallible was created by Cato Holler (1903-2001). A legend of North Carolina fly fishermen and fly tiers, Cato was a true conservationist and early member of North Carolina TU.

Hook: #10-14 Nymph
Thread: Tan 6/0
Tail: Badger or Woodchuck guard hairs
Body: Mink fur (or brown rabbit sub)
Wing: Flank feather, wood duck
Hackle: Brown cock

Great Smoky Mountain Fly Tying Books

Hatches and Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains, by Don Kirk,
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler’s Companion, by Ian Rutter,
Southeastern Flies, by L.J. DeCuir,

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