White Moth Dry Fly – Fly Tying Appalachian/Great Smoky Mountain Trout Patterns

This 75 year old pattern from western North Carolina is an easy-to-tie fly that is a great option for those late evenings when the sun is starting to set. This high-floater, highly visible fly is perfect for those of us who may have trouble seeing the tiny darker colored flies!

Hook: #12-18 dry fly
Thread: White
Tail: White hackle fibers
Rib: Copper wire, small
Body: Mink underfur (substitute rabbit or synthetic)
Wings: White hackle tips
Hackle: White dry fly

*** Great Smoky Mountain Fly Tying Books used in this series ***

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

Author: Matt O