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    Default Help identify a fly

    So I was hoping someone might recognize this fly pattern so I could identify it and learn more about it. Iím tying it off memory from a pattern I bought years ago in the Gatlinburg fly shop. It was recommended to me by the owner as a local pattern and said to work well on natives. I realize it is just about as simple a nymph/flymph as could be but was hoping someone had some info on it.
    Thanks
    Jed

    Bamboo flyrods, old four wheel drives, small streams
    "I will make you fishers of men"- Christ
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    Jed, if the fly had wings it would pass for the Sheep fly. Just a thought.

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    Fly fishing - it's cheaper than a bass boat!

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    I agree with Mr. Claus. That looks like a Pat's Nymph. A few weeks ago, I spoke to the inventor, Pat Proffitt from Newport, is a super nice gentleman. He started fishing the Smokies in 1961!

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    Thanks for all the input as I knew the southern Appalachian scions here would know the answer to the riddle! Now to learn about Mr. Pat and his nymph! If anyone has any contact info for him, I'd love to hear about the background for the pattern. I really love how simple and suggestive it is.
    Thanks Again,
    Jed Green
    Bamboo flyrods, old four wheel drives, small streams
    "I will make you fishers of men"- Christ
    email: dawgvet2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    It should work well about now. Very suggestive of a hare's ear wet or somthing along that line. Should work well for the March Browns and Hendricksons we should see any time now.
    Last edited by flyman; 03-19-2020 at 03:55 PM. Reason: 42
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