Thanks for the welcome Jim. I have enjoyed reading your posts on this forum. I almost purchased your book during my last visit before I knew you contributed to this forum. I have since ordered your book and look forward to reading it. I will have to try the dry fly with a dropper my next trip. I had read several fishing reports by Byron Begley which suggested it but was uncertain of the proper technique. As far as the origin of the Tellico nymph is concerned I can see I need to do my homework.