The Tellico Nymph is this week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly.
This is one I probably tied in the 1970’s. It was a fly pattern out of the American Nymph Fly Tying Manual by Randall Kaufmann. I tied many flies from this book as I learned new fly tying techniques.
It fishes well today and is a fly my friend Dave nymphs with. He uses the fly to imitate a Golden Stone fly, but it can imitate other bugs too.
My quick research stated it was created by an unknown fly tyer from Tennessee.
If you’ve fly fished for a while, perhaps you’ve even used this fly. If so, I hope it brings back some good memories.