Since Blue River is pretty much chocolate milk due to the rains of Tuesday and Wednesday, I decided to wipe the dust off of one of the pattern books in my collection and find some patterns to tie.
This is the kind of pattern book I like - lots of pictures, over a thousand to be exact. Many of the patterns are one's that I've never fished and I can see how I guy could get so involved in this book, he'd never get much fishing done.
As I was thumbing through the pictures and recipes, another fly pattern that has been the topic of discussion recently came to mind and I decided to tackle that particular fly.
The fly in question is called the Montana Fritz and when I first heard of this pattern I wondered who in the world would name a fly Montana Fritz unless it was a guy in Montana named Fritz. But, I don't think that's the case.
Materials for this pattern are few and simple, but, even with as much fly tying material as I have I still didn't have the exact color of one of the ingredients. Not to be outdone, I tied up a pattern with a much darker cactus chenille.
According to one fly fisher that comes to Blue this little fly is dynamite and I can't wait to try it. Maybe I'll get the right color cactus chenille and tie up some lime Montana Fritz flies and give them a try too.