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    Default Cataloochee creek gray hackle

    Anyone still fishing an old pattern something like this?

    "never let a day go by without telling the CHILDREN how special they are"

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    Quote Originally Posted by olesmoke View Post
    Anyone still fishing an old pattern something like this?
    All the time...one of my favorite styles and one that works great in all aspects of fly fishing...
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
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    to choose, to respond, to change.”



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    Looks like a great fly. Ought to work on the SoHo when the sulphurs are hatching.

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    saw this fly in a book that Roger (Lowe) has out showing fly patterns for the Smokies.
    "never let a day go by without telling the CHILDREN how special they are"

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    olesmoke...looks similar to the smoky mountain candy fly that paula named.
    Lookin' forward to testing out those leaders you sent me.
    Cody

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    hope a great biggun stretches your string....... I think Walter Babb had a Smoky mt candy pattern but it had groundhog tail and split wing I believe.Have to check when I can get home.
    "never let a day go by without telling the CHILDREN how special they are"

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    Peewee, why are you tying stuff that floats? You planning on giving 'em to Dean?

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    Hey there 5 x how you been?I'm going to put these floaters on point and bring a sinker down river on their 6 and start the fishin......
    "never let a day go by without telling the CHILDREN how special they are"

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    This fly is a traditional favorite of the Cherokees on the Qualla Boundary.

    They call it a gray hackle yellow.

    Best fished wet.

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    Yep, have several in the fly box.

    Ed

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