Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blackburn Tellico Nymph



BLACKBURN TELLICO NYMPH


Hook: 2X Nymph  #6-12
Thread: Brown/Black
Tail: Brown hackle fibres 2/3 shank length
Wing Case: Turkey wing strip, full length top of body 
Rib: 2-3 peacock herls spiraled full length (under wing case)
Body: Dirty golden yellow dubbing (hare's ear plus golden) Hackle: Brown hackle palmered on forward 1/3 of body(under wing case)

This pattern was originated by Richard Blackburn of Tennessee to imitate the Golden Stonefly Nymphs that are common in the fast rocky streams of the Smokies.


Reference Information
http://www.uky.edu/~agrdanny/flyfish/ljdecuir/tellico.htm


So after seeing how the fly tied above is really not going to be that durable against little trout teeth, I tied up the following fly and added a rib of fine mono thread to at least provide some durability to the back shell in the body area.


5 comments:

Johnny Utah said...

A great variation on the deadly tellico. Nice Tie. And thanks for sharing.

All my best
Johnny Utah

carlp said...

Great looking pattern. One of my favorites to fish with

Brk Trt said...

That's a good looking pattern.

Steve Zakur said...

That's not gonna catch anything. Please send all samples to me so I may properly dispose of them. :)

Normand Frechette said...

Steve,

Flies are in the mail. Keep a look out for them. :)