Fly of the Week: Montana Intruder


Adapted from a gaudy Flashabou intruder style fly that worked well for Alaska salmon, the #montanaintruder utilizes a troutier color scheme. Gold and copper flashabou offer great movement and attraction when flash is desired. The gold UV polar chenille has undeniable fish mojo and provides just enough bulk to balance the profile. Senyo’s laser dub shapes the head.

While designed with the two-handed trouter in mind, the Montana Intruder will work on any fly line delivery system. Swing it slow when the water is cold and move it along at a quicker rate when metabolisms are higher.

Interested in learning to tie your own Montana Intruder? Learn how here.

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Assistant Manager at North 40 Outfitters
I grew up in eastern Washington fishing or hunting every chance I could. My hobbies quickly turned into addictions and I was constantly on the Columbia River swinging flies for steelhead. I headed to the westside to attend college and received a degree in physics. This proved to be difficult due to the new addiction of spey casting to steelhead on the rivers of western Washington. After graduating, I moved to Sandpoint, ID where I married my college sweetheart. I opened my own fly shop and ran it successfully for 6 years until I merged with Big R Fly Shop. Now my days are spent loving the outdoors, with my wife and two boys, who certainly got bit by the fishing bug, and teaching anglers to enjoy the sport of fly fishing and spey casting.

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