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Leons Montana "The B"
Originated and Tied by Guthrie Fly
|Name ||Leons Montana "The B" |
|Category ||Salmon/Steelhead |
|Hook||Kamasan Classic Lure Extra Long Size 8 or 10 |
|Body 1||Weighted with lead wire (Leave room to build Head later) then apply tail |
|Tail||Marabou Turkey (Black) |
|Body 2||Apply 1 strand of Lureflash black Chenille, tied on top of the hook at eye end, going back to bend wind forwards tie and cut off, (Note: this is only to fatten The body) Now repeat the same procedure using 2 strands one of each of Lureflash (Black) and one of Lureflash (Orange) wind around hook shank Together, tie off again leaving space for building the head. Now hackle. |
|Hackle||Apply (Black ) Indian Cock Cape|
|Dipper Vane||Fitted but Optional (See Leon's Dipper Vane) |
|Head||Build head with thread to large round shape, super glue, cut thread, apply Quick set Clear Epoxy Glue (Apply with cocktail stick is easy) when dry Paint on Yellow eye with black dot, when dry apply more epoxy on eye to Protect paint. Again I use cocktail stick to apply paint. |
|Comments||Can be a Good Little B at times.|
|Fishing Tips||Retrieve with 1 foot pulls, stopping to allow to sink occasionally as Fish will take On-The-Drop. |
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.