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

Leons Montana The Stalker

 
Name Leons Montana "The Stalker"
Category Salmon/Steelhead
HookKamasan Classic Lure Extra Long Size 8 or 10
TailMarabou Turkey (OLIVE)
BodyWeighted with lead wire first, Then apply Lureflash Chenille (Black/Orange SSC1M) and Lureflash Chenille (Black/Lime SSC2M) Both stands are placed on top of the hook shank Near eye end going back to tail then wound both strands together and tie off near eye, Leaving space to build head.
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) then painted Eye s (Yellow with black Dot) White Optional
CommentsThe essence in Stealth. Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout.
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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