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    Default Favorite Winter Smokies flies?

    Just wondering what everyone's favorite winter Smokies flies were and how you liked to fish them? I have done a little winter fishing with limited success and hoping to do a little more this year and was wondering what most of your go-to setups were? Small, dark nymphs? Heavily-weighted big stoneflies dredging bottom? A few tiny BWO's for the occasional break from nymphing madness? Curious to see what all of our esteemed experts have to say :0 !!
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    I usually fish two nymphs at a time with the one with the most weight as my point fly.
    1. Tellicos size 6-14
    2. Pheasant tails 12-16
    3. princes 8-14
    4. Tennessee twenty incher 6-14
    5. Haresear 10-16

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Hackle View Post
    I usually fish two nymphs at a time with the one with the most weight as my point fly.
    1. Tellicos size 6-14
    2. Pheasant tails 12-16
    3. princes 8-14
    4. Tennessee twenty incher 6-14
    5. Haresear 10-16
    Add a big black stonefly and if i couldn't catch em with those, I'b be back in the truck with the heater on BTW, what's the difference in a TN 20" and the traditional 20" nymph pattern.
    "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    ?..BTW, what's the difference in a TN 20" and the traditional 20" nymph pattern.
    I think I asked that same question last time it was mentioned, don't think I got an answer...

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    I think I asked that same question last time it was mentioned, don't think I got an answer...

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    Add a big black stonefly and if i couldn't catch em with those, I'b be back in the truck with the heater on BTW, what's the difference in a TN 20" and the traditional 20" nymph pattern.
    Not a whole lot of difference except there's no come head. It also has barred rubber legs and tied with yellow thread. There's also gray biots tied prince style.
    Lynn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    I think I asked that same question last time it was mentioned, don't think I got an answer...

    Steve
    Sorry Steve. Here a pic I think I have it sized ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyman View Post
    Yea, but I'm special
    Flyman you crack me up!

    stele
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    Thanks, for taking the time to post that No Hackle. That's a good looking fly, I love me some rubber legs I've even started using them for tails on some patterns. That would make a great giant black stone imitation.





    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefly View Post
    Flyman you crack me up!

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