Walter Babb has been tying flies and fishing the Smokies for 50 years. He has tied flies professionally for nearly 40 years. He teaches fly fishing classes and fly tying classes at Little River Outfitters. He is also an accomplished bamboo rod maker with a backlog of orders from customers.
The Smoky Mountain Candy is a wulff style dry fly pattern that he designed a few years ago. We sold his ties here at the shop and he could barely keep up with our orders. They produce well in the Smokies. As his rod making business grew he had to stop tying flies for us. The Smoky Mountain Candy is only available to those who know how to tie them. So here is your chance.
Hook: #10 through #16 standard dry fly hook
Thread: 6/0 Rusty Brown
Wings: White Calf Tail
Tail: Stiff deer hair from back or ground hog tail
Dubbing: Dirty yellow dry fly dubbing
Hackle: Brown and grizzly cock neck hackle