Friday, August 19, 2011
Smoky Mountain Fork Tail.....and Variants
I believe I have done a post on this fly. If so you would not mind a refresher, I hope.
The reason I have come back to this fly is because at this time of year, late August to well into December this fly reeks havoc on wild trout in small streams.
The actual origin of this fly is not certain, but one thing that is known it was created in the Southern Appalachians. I tie this fly in several variations and they all work well to bring trout to hand. They are good floaters, and are visible to the angler, as well as the trout.
Below are two variants of The Smoky Mountain Fork Tail.
Here are two views of one of the variants.
Hook, Mustad 9671
Tail, and Wing, Goose Biots... I use Brown and Tan
Dubbing, This can be of your choice, I use Aussie Possum.
Hackle, Brown, Grizzly. I vary the hackle.
This variant is tied similar to a Stimulator.
Hook, Mustad C53S,
On this one I use Elk Hair for the tail.
These flies are not overly difficult to tie. I keep these in my box and will go for them first when I get to the stream.
I have all ready put them in to action this August with good results. I'll post that later.
So take an hour or so and tie up a few and create a buzz on the stream.
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