The articles below are all related to flies, fly patterns, and hatches, and I hope to add fly tying videos here eventually.  For complete information about hatches in the Smokies, check out my Hatch & Fly Guide.  A new article is added here every month and is included, along with other great articles and info, in my electronic newsletter.  If you don’t already receive the newsletter, shoot me an email and I’ll add you to the list!

Quill Gordon Hatch – Information on one of the most popular hatches in the Smokies
Little Yellow Sally Hatch – Information on one of the most prolific hatches in the Smokies
Sulphur Hatch – One of the most prolific hatches in East Tennessee
The Green Weenie – One of the best flies in the Smokies
Foam Beetle – A great summertime topwater fly
Ants – Fish tested, guide approved
Isonychias – A name you’ll want to know in late summer and early fall
Ginger Caddis – A big fly in the fall
Wooly Bugger – The king of versatility
Zebra Midge – A must have fly for tailwaters and beyond
Griffith’s Gnat – It’s small and dark. ‘Nuff said.
Red Fox Squirrel Nymph – An early spring favorite
Blue Quills – An early season favorite
Quigley Cripple – The hatch buster
Lime Trude – This western favorite is right at home in the Smokies
Madame XGoing retro with one of the best flies from the 80’s
The Hidden Terrestrials – Rethinking how we fish these summer favorites
Rob’s Hellbender – A great Smoky Mountain fly by a great Smoky Mountain guy
Clouser Minnow – In freshwater or salt, one of the best baitfish imitations around
Rob’s Hellbender Nymph – Smokies tested, brown trout approved
Blue Wing Olives – A fly for all seasons
The Frenchie – A great fly with a sexy accent
The Zug Bug – Another great fly from the great state of Pennsylvania
Early Season Wet Fly – The name might not be catchy but the fly sure is
Yallarhammer – The infamous fly of the Smokies