The Pink Lady – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

Created by George LaBranche of New York in the early 1900s, the Pink Lady is an elegant mayfly dry fly pattern that made its way to the Great Smoky Mountains in the early part of the century.

Hook: #10-16 Dry fly
Thread: White
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets
Body: Pink floss
Wings: White duck quills
Hackle: Ginger or white dry fly

Great Smoky Mountain Fly Tying Books

Hatches and Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains, by Don Kirk, https://amzn.to/2HLZuVT
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler’s Companion, by Ian Rutter, https://amzn.to/2HQwDQr
Southeastern Flies, by L.J. DeCuir, https://amzn.to/3l0McTG

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