Blue River Fly Classic

Blue River Fly Classic
A One Pattern Fly Event

Friday, January 27, 2012

Chapter 58 Day 88 - Trout Season

On The Fritz

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. 

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Great looking bugs! Interesting topic as of late. Oddly, the first flies I ever caught fish with at Blue were a Red Squirrel Nymph and a Montana Nymph in chartreuse and black. They were tied pretty big...#8s at least. I rarely throw anything that big anymore (for trout) but with all the talk I may have to give them both a revisit...smaller of course. During warmer months the smallmouth were quite fond of the Montana too.