FLY TYING TUTORIALS OF SMOKY MOUNTAIN
TROUT FLIES

               

 The Brown Hackle Dry Fly

                                              

About Us Articles Articles - Page 2 Advanced Nymph Fishing Classes Home
Dry Flies Nymphs and Emergers Nymphs and 
Emergers - Page 2
Wet Flies/Soft Hackle Flies Tailwater Trout Flies
Realistic Flies Tailwaters Hatch Charts Smoky Mountain 
Hatch Charts
Fly Tying Tutorials
Flycasting Lessons
Wet Flies/Soft
Hackle Classes
Reports Resources Bleached and Dyed
Starling Feathers
Inspiration
Gift Set
Top Tailwater Trout Flies
Gift Set
Top Smoky Mountain
Dry Flies
Gift Set
Top Smoky Mountain
Nymphs/Emergers
   

 

Introduction

The Brown Hackle Dry Fly is a very old Smokies pattern that is sometimes known as the Ramsey Fly.  It is one of the earliest attempts at putting two of the best and easiest to find materials   that were available in the mountainous areas of East Tennessee together to catch fish.  Peacock herl and brown rooster hackle have been used for many years.  To this day, the fish catching qualities of these two materials has never been surpassed.  My earliest introduction to these two materials was on an even older wet fly known as the Coachman.  This fly is very easy to tie, and you will use these materials again many times. 

Recipe

Hook:  Mustad 94831 2X long dry fly hook or equivalent. 
Thread:  Unithread 8/0 black
Tail:  Golden Pheasant tail tippets
Tag:  Gold Mylar Tinsel
Body:  2-3 strands of Peacock herl
Hackle:  Brown rooster hackle

Step 1

Step 1

Place hook in vise.  Tie thread onto hook and wrap to the hookbend.  

Step 2

Step 2

Tie in Golden Pheasant tail tippets at the hookbend.

Step 3

Next, tie in golden mylar or crstal flash to form a tag. Start at hookbend and make 4-5 wraps foward.
Step 4

Now, tie in 2-3 strands of peacock herl.
Step 5

Wind  peacock herl foward to hookeye and tie off.
Step 6

Wind thread back to the 2/3 point and tie in brown rooster hackle.
Step 7

Wind hackle forward 3-4 turns toward hookeye . Wind thread forward through the hackle and secure. Wind to the hookeye and tie off. Whip finish.
Step 8

Finished fly. Congratulations, our next fly will be the Smoky Mountain Forked Tail.

About Us Articles Articles - Page 2 Advanced Nymph Fishing Classes Home
Dry Flies Nymphs and Emergers Nymphs and 
Emergers - Page 2
Wet Flies/Soft Hackle Flies Tailwater Trout Flies
Realistic Flies Tailwaters Hatch Charts Smoky Mountain 
Hatch Charts
Fly Tying Tutorials
Flycasting Lessons
Wet Flies/Soft
Hackle Classes
Reports Resources Bleached and Dyed
Starling Feathers
Inspiration
Gift Set
Top Tailwater Trout Flies
Gift Set
Top Smoky Mountain
Dry Flies
Gift Set
Top Smoky Mountain
Nymphs/Emergers
   

Phone Number:  423-586-6198 or

Emails:

flyfisherman1@charter.net

                                    beeboflyfishingguide@hotmail.com
 

All Content is Copyright of Hugh and Carolyn Hartsell