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Leons Montana "The Aggressor"
Originated and Tied by Guthrie Fly

Leons Montana The Aggressor

Name Leons Montana "The Aggressor"
Category Salmon/Steelhead
HookKamasan Classic Lure Extra Long Size 8 or 10
TailFluorescent Lime Green Marabou Turkey
BodyWeighted with Lead Wire First, Then Apply Lureflash Suede Chenille Black and Fluorescent Lime (Both strands are placed on top of hook Going back to the tail then wound forwards to the eye, leave space to build head)
HackleDyed Indian Cock Cape (Black)
Dipper VaneFitted but Optional (See Leon's Dipper Vane)
HeadBlack Thread Built Up Round (Covered with Clear Epoxy Glue)
CommentsGood reliable fly, Takes can be very aggressive and vicious, hence its name. Don t be surprised to loose the fly during takes.
Fishing TipsRetrieve with 1 foot pulls stopping on occasion to allow to sink

This pattern was originated and tied by Leon Guthrie of Galashiels, Scotland. The Dipper Vane (which see), is an invention that Leon uses to add action to some of his flies. He writes "I don't know how far your fly tyers go into making special flies. Some of my flies designed for Salmon include a special vane attached to the head of the final fly. This makes the fly wobble and dip in the water whilst the fly is being retrieved and gives the fly a realistic movement in the water."

You can see many more flies from Leon by visiting his page on this site, The Flies of Leon Guthrie.


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