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

Leon's Montana �The Wasp�

Name Leon's Montana The Wasp
Category Salmon/Steelhead
HookKamasan Classic Lure Extra Long Size 8 or 10
TailBlack Marabou Turkey
BodyWeighted with Lead Wire First, Then Apply Lureflash Suede Chenille Black and Fluorescent Yellow. 1 strand of each tyed on top of the hook. First at the eye end going back to the bend then wind both stands forward near eye, but leave room to build head.
HackleDyed Indian Cock Cape (Black)
Dipper VaneFitted but Optional (See Leon's Dipper Vane)
HeadBlack thread built up Round and Large Painted Eye s White & Black (Covered with Clear Epoxy Glue)
CommentsGood reliable fly in colored water and evening fishing for 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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