P.O. Box 1181, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1181

Dubuque Fly Fishers


Tellico Nymph

Tyer: Dave Felland

Type: Nymph

Hook: Mustad 3906b #8-14

Weight: 12 wraps of lead wire

Thread: yellow body and black head

Tail: Guinea feather fibers

Wing Case: Turkey tail

Body: Yellow floss

Rib: Peacock herl

Legs: Brown hen back fibers

Note: Listening to some of you talk about fishing for grayling and the flies you used brougth me to thinking about fishing for grayling in Sitka, Alaska. Sitka is on Baranof Island located in Southeast Alaska. Beaver Lake is located about 500 feet above the town and it has a population of grayling. The Sitka Parks Commission has a small rowboat on the lake for hikers to use if they are real adventurous or they want to get away from brown bear that populate the area. The flies most of use to catch grayling in Blue Lake and other parts of Alaska were: Adams Dry, Mosquito Larva, Elk Wing Caddis, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear, Salmon Fry, Humpy, Tellico, Mosquite Dry, and Zug Bug. I had the best luck with the Tellico and the Zug Bug. I have tied the Tellico for you using the smae pattern I used there.