FLY TYING TUTORIALS OF SMOKY MOUNTAIN TROUT FLIES

THE GRAY HACKLE YELLOW
                       

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Introduction

Trout flies of the Smoky Mountains: Gray Hackle Yellow
The Gray Hackle Yellow is a fly that I have known from my earliest days on the stream.  It was popular when I was a youth, and its beauty still rates at the top of the list of dry flies. 

 

Recipe

Hook:  Mustad 94831 2X long dry fly hook or 94840 #16
Thread:  yellow floss
Tail:  Red Rooster Hackle barbs
Body:  Yellow floss
Ribbing:  Sometimes golden mylar 
Hackle:  Grizzly

Step 1

Step 1

Tie in yellow floss and wind back to hook bend.

Step 2

Step 2

Tie in hackle barbs from red rooster spade hackle.

Step 3

Step 3

Wind floss to form shape of the body full length of the hook.  Leave thread behind hook eye.

Step 4

Step 4

Take strand of  grizzly hackle, trim 1/4 of bottom section and tie in as shown in the picture behind the hook eye.

Step 5

Step 5

Wind hackle 5 to 6 turns backwards to the end of the thorax.  Now wind thread back through the hackle and bring back to the hook eye.  Trim excess hackle, tie off and cement the head.

Step 6

Trout flies of the Smoky Mountains: Gray Hackle Yellow
Step 6

Finished fly.  Congratulations, you now have one of the most beautiful and effective dry flies to ever be developed in East Tennessee.

 


 

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Realistic Flies Tailwaters Hatch Charts Smoky Mountain 
Hatch Charts
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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
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Top Smoky Mountain
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