The Orange Snipe – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Dry Fly

Originally from Michigan, this fly was brought to the Smoky Mountains by Frank Coffey of Maggie Valley, NC in the 1970s. This high-floating generic mayfly pattern is a good searching pattern and does well fished on the seams and at the tails of faster chutes and riffles.

Hook: #10-16 1x long dry fly
Thread: Black
Tail: Deer body hair
Body: Orange floss or poly yarn
Wing: White hackle tips
Hackle: Grizzly and brown dry fly

Author: Matt O

2 thoughts on “The Orange Snipe – Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Dry Fly

  1. I’m headed to the Smoky Mountains next week for a couple of days. It’s a transition period, so both late summer and fall patterns are possibly in play. I’m going to tie a few of these, the Smith fly, and the Yellow Sally. Thanks for this series. A lot of great flies that are fun to tie and, perhaps, more importantly, attract the trout!

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