Improved Montana Stonefly

Improved Montana Stonefly

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Improved Montana Stonefly

Improved Montana Stonefly

The Montana Stonefly is one of the first stonefly patterns taught to beginning fly tyers. Originally the fly was tied with chenille for a body. The improved version uses wool yarn and a better imitation of a real stonefly.  I have modified the pattern to use biot tails.

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Peacock Quill

Polish Hand Stripped Quills

The herl in and just below the eye of a peacock feather can be used to form the segmented body of small flies.  The quills are flat and distinctly marked giving the fly a realistic abdomen.  You can easily make your own.  However, if you don’t want to or don’t have the time, they are available commercially.

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