Montana nymph - classic

paul100

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Morning all

I've just been tying some of the above in the black & green with leaded body or gold head beads as these are killers on my local small water. I've enough of the above for a few weeks now so was wondering if anybody has any variant patterns that work well that they'd share with me ?

Thanks in advance of any replies.

Paul
 

Cap'n Fishy

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I like to put a fluoro red varnish head on mine, and tie some up as 'micro-Montanas' - down to standard 12s...

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The micro ones can use black pheasant tail fibres instead of chenille. And the thorax can have pearly chenille.

Col
 

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The bottom one is pretty much what I take to be the original that appears in Poul Jorgensen's Modern Trout Flies, from 1979. I made this copy of the dressing in his book...

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He gives the tail as crow fibres.

Personally, I prefer a fluoro green thorax.

Col
 

philm

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Probably more alternatives than variants but flies like these do better than Montanas for me if they want something black, green and ugly.




Or how about something like this which Baztek1 posted a few days ago?

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