Blue River Fly Classic

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Chapter 58 Day 10 - Trout Season

Fascination With Flies - Estate Sale Fly #2


When I first saw this pattern from the trove of estate sale flies I recently required, I knew I had seen it before in a magazine or maybe at a fly shop, but, for the life of me I couldn't recall the name. 

I asked a fly fishing friend for help and with great ease he told me the name was Tellico.  Of course, the bell in this cobweb head of mine went off and I immediately recognized this pattern.

The Tellico is an old pattern having originated sometime shortly after the 1900's came to be.  I understand it gets it's name from the Tellico River. 

It certainly looks fishy, but, I've never fished this pattern.  I will soon. 

So, here is the skinny on this fly.

Name of fly is the Tellico.

Will it catch trout?  Haven't fished it, but if I were a trout I'd bite it. 

How to fish it?  I'm going to fish it like a nymph and see what happens. 

I plan on fishing it soon and hopefully the Tellico will produce.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh Gosh Barry,
Sorry to be here daily it seems. The Tellico will catch trout, as a nymph representing a variety of things. Here some use it as a water boatman imitation, a caddis pupa, and general attractor. It is fished by me with several flies ina fast runs with trout and a native salmonid the Rocky Mtn. Whitefish, a dear fish to me. It is seen tied with floss, white and yellow, dubbing same, back of pc herl or turkey tail or still yet turkey wing quill. I forgot, some use it as a small stonefly nymph. It's a what the heck nothing else is doing well fly for me. I would in the Blue strip it fast to force a hit. Yes, it is from the South Eastern US, Tennessee I believe. Carp fishing today, cold, fish about but caught none. Still have not caught a carp in November or December, but all other months. A good goal, days are too short!
Good luck with the Tellico.
Gregg