Created by Joe Sather of Baltimore, the Allegany is named after my farm in Allegany County, Maryland. A simple all-purpose fly pattern that is sure to be effective for trout as a general mayfly nymph. Try it as a general panfish or bluegill pattern as well.
Hook: #10-18 nymph
Weight: 0.015 wire
Tag: Red thread
Tail: Partridge fibers
Rib: Copper wire
Body: Peacock herl
Some of the books used in these series:
Dave Hughes, “Essential Trout Flies,” 2017, amzn.to/3lbCZYX
Dave Hughes, “American Fly Tying Manual,” 1986, amzn.to/3niNL1q
Dave Hughes, “Wet Flies,” 2015, amzn.to/33ac3lQ
Mike Valla’s “Tying the Founding Flies,” 2015, amzn.to/354oSir
Mike Valla’s “Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies,” 2020, amzn.to/2Ky0b6V
Mike Valla’s “Classic Streamer Fly Box,” 2020, amzn.to/3n3Vakf
David Klausmeyer’s “Favorite Flies,” 2020, amzn.to/3oeSNMa
Randal Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best One Thousand,” 1992, amzn.to/34Q15mp
John Shewey’s “Classic Steelhead Flies,” 2015, amzn.to/3hNfxAJ
Terry Hellekson’s “Popular Fly Patterns,” 1976, amzn.to/2L4IyvS
Fly Pattern Encyclopedia: amzn.to/34U0rUe
Savage Flies is a project with the mission of encouraging and teaching fly tying to as many people as possible. The channel is named after one of my western Maryland homewaters, the Savage River. I’ve been uploading at least three new videos a week (usually Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).
Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know in the comments if you have any tying tips you would like to share or if you have any patterns you would like to see tied here.