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

Leons Montana The Stimulator

Name Leons Montana "The Stimulator"
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 FSC3 (or Fluorescent Pink) (Both strands are placed on top Of the hook going back to the tail then wound both together to the eye,Leave space to build head.
HackleDyed Indian Cock Cape (Black)
Dipper VaneApplied (But Optional). (See Leon's Dipper Vane)
HeadBlack Thread built up round (Cover with clear Epoxy Glue) Painted Eye s Then put another layer of epoxy glue to protect paint.
CommentsCertainly gets them up and moving. Salmon, 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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