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Flies from 2004

September 2004: Montana Nymph

Montana Nymph
Montana Nymph
Hook: 8 - 12
Head: Black thread
Thorax: Green Chenille and
  black cock hackle
Body: Black chenille
Tail: Black goose biots
The fly featured this month is the "Montana Nymph".

Spring weather prevailed for September 2004 although quite a few frosty mornings were recorded. 80 mm of rain fell earlier in the month. With the warmer weather there were midge and caddis hatches late in the afternoon. The most successful flies were nymphs with a nice 1.5kg brown trout caught on a Mrs. Simpson. Rainbow trout up 6½lb caught (see the Gallery Page, "6½lb Rainbow") with the average being 1 kg.

The Montana was first designed to imitate a large dark Stonefly nymph, but it has since become a popular general nymph. It works best when fished slowly along the bottom of the lake.


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