Credited to Kirk Jenkins from Newport, Tennessee, this pattern was originally called a Honey Quill and eventually changed to the Cataloochee Copperhead when he started tying it with the ginger tail and hackle.
Hook: #12-16 standard dry fly
Wings: Light ginger hackle tips
Tail: Ginger hackle fibers
Body: Stripped hackle quill
Hackle: Ginger or light brown dry fly hackle
*** Great Smoky Mountain Fly Tying Books used in this series ***
Hatches and Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains, by Don Kirk, amzn.to/2HLZuVT
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Angler’s Companion, by Ian Rutter, amzn.to/2HQwDQr
Southeastern Flies, by L.J. DeCuir, amzn.to/3l0McTG
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