Our first choice when the fish are on small bugs. BWO’s are common not only in the Smokies but on a variety of tailwaters and Western rivers. The neon orange wing makes this very visible even though the fly is very small.
We use this fly most often during Blue Quill emergences in the Smokies in the spring and fall BWO emergences. We’ve also used it with success on the South Holston, Watauga, and Hiwassee in Tennessee and a number of western rivers including the Madison, Yellowstone, Bighorn, Firehole, and Henry’s Fork.