Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blackburn Tellico Nymph


Hook: #6 3X to #12 2X long hook (#8 3X long is "standard")
Thread: Dark Brown
Tail: Mink fibres or brown hackle fibres
Ribbing: 2 strands of peacock herl
Wing Case: Dark Brown turkey feather section
Body: Dirty golden-yellow dubbing
Hackle: Palmered through front half of body

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.

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


Johnny Utah said...

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

All my best
Johnny Utah

Unknown 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...


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