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

Leons Montana The Interceptor

 
Name Leons Montana "The Interceptor"
Category Salmon/Steelhead
HookKamasan Classic Lure Extra Long Size 8 or 10
TailBlack Marabou Turkey
BodyWeighted with lead wire first,Then apply Lureflash Chenille (FSC3 Pink) or Fluorescent Pink On top of the hook shank going back to tail, Then tie on Silver Ribbon (Or Substitute) wind on Chenille and tie off near eye, leaving space to build head. Then wind forward Silver ribbon and Tie off also near eye.
HackleDyed Indian Cock Cape (Black)
Dipper VaneFitted but Optional (See Leon's Dipper Vane)
HeadBlack Thread built up to form round head, (Covered with Clear Epoxy Glue) Painted Eye s
CommentsThis one will find the fish !
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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