FLY TYING TUTORIALS OF SMOKY MOUNTAIN 
TROUT FLIES

            The Tellico Nymph
                         

                       

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Introduction

Tellico nymph:  Smoky Mountain trout flies
The Tellico Nymph has been around for most of the last century and is probably the most popular of all the locally tied flies to have originated in East Tennessee. It is well known and proven in most areas of the country. This fly has had many revisions and this recipe is usually accepted as the most popular. It is generally thought that this fly was meant to represent the Giant Golden Stonefly. It has caught many fish for me and it is probably the earliest forerunner of any of the attempts to show segmentation of the abdomen. It remains a great fly throughout East Tennessee.

 

  Recipe

Hook: Mustad:2x-3xlong streamer hook--#6-#18
Thread: Unithread 8/0 or 6/0 Lt. Cahill and Black
Weight: 10-15 wraps of .015 non toxic wire
Tail: Guinea fowl feather barbs
Shellback: 1/4 in. section of turkey tail feather
Ribbing: 2 strands of peacock herl
Abdomen: Yellow superfine dubbing
Hackle: Brown or furnace hackle feather

 

Tying instructions:
Step 1


  

Step 1


Wrap 10-15 wraps of non toxic wire onto hook.

 

Step 2

Step 2



Tie in Lt. Cahill thread behind the hookeye and wrap back, securing wire and continue on to the hookbend.

 

Step 3

Step 3


Tie in Guinea fowl barbs at the hookbend.

 

Step 4

Step 4



Tie in section of turkey tail feather at the hookbend.  Tie in 2 strands of peacock herl.

 

Step 5

Step 5



Dub in yellow superfine dubbing from hookbend to hookeye.  Wind  peacock herl around thread 10-15 turns.

 

Step 6

Step 6


 Wind peacock herl forward to just behind hookeye and tie off.

 

Step 7

Step 7


Pull turkey tail section forward to hookeye and tie down.

 

Step 8

Step 8


Tie in brown hackle stem.  Tie off and change to black thread. 

 

Step 9

Step 9




Wind in black thread taking it back through hackle to secure.  Bring thread wraps back to the front of the hackle and make the last 2-3 turns winding back on the hackle. Whip finish. 

 

Step 10

Tellico nymph:  Smoky Mountain trout flies

Step 10


Tellico Nymph - finished fly- Congratulations.

 


 

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