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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
A Southern Trout Fly And Old Bagels
A fly who's origins are not quite clear with the exception being it was created in the southern Appalachian mountains. I looked online and found bits and pieces about it. I have a book by Roger Lowe who is a good source of information on southern fly fishing and he does not have this fly listed. Now here it is. Many years ago I came across a poster on trout flies of southern Appalachia. It was issued by the North Carolina Natural Resources Commission. And on that poster is The Smoky Mountain Fork Tail. The photo of the fly along with a brief description and a materials list. The fly is not complicated with the only issue I found was the tying in of the goose biots. The fly is a good floater and it works well as a wet fly.
I tie this fly using two different colored biots, tan and brown. This fly works well on brook trout and I've also taken browns on it.
What to do with a two day old bagel. Toast it up, slather butter on it and place it along side of scrambled eggs and enjoy.