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

Leons Montana The B

Name Leons Montana "The B"
Category Salmon/Steelhead
HookKamasan Classic Lure Extra Long Size 8 or 10
Body 1Weighted with lead wire (Leave room to build Head later) then apply tail
TailMarabou Turkey (Black)
Body 2Apply 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.
HackleApply (Black ) Indian Cock Cape
Dipper VaneFitted but Optional (See Leon's Dipper Vane)
HeadBuild 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.
CommentsCan be a Good Little B at times.
Fishing TipsRetrieve 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.


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