Fly Tying: Mini MT Intruder

The "2" Montana Mini Intruder is perfect for flinging on two to four weight trout spey rods. When you tie one, you can choose to run the hook either up or down on your wire. In the summer, I swing it fast and high through riffles and over buckets with the hook angled down. In cold water, I fish it slow and deep with the hook riding up, Clouser style. This keeps bottom contact to a minimum and hook ups to the maximum. When I get hungry for some solid tugs on trout spey two handers, I tie one on.


  • UTC 140 Brown
  • 15mm Waddington Shank
  • Senyo’s Thin Intruder Trailer Wire for Hook Size 6 or smaller
  • Gamakatsu Octopus Size 8 Red
  • Spirit River Real Eyes 5/32" Red
  • Ice Dub UV Tan
  • Hedron Flashabou Gold, Copper, Red
  • Diamond Midge Braid Bonefish Tan
  • Senyo’s Laser Dub Tan and Brown
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I fly fish to live (25+ years guiding). I live to fly fish (obsession). At the age of two, I captured my first Bluegill in Southern Michigan. Since then, I have never stopped looking into waters for fish. My first wild trout came from the waters of Glacier NP a few years later. I spent much of my youth chasing fish in Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and throughout central Canada. I went to Alaska in 1989, where I met my wife, started a family and spent 26 seasons guiding anglers. Great Falls and the North 40 Fly Shop are now home base. Stop by and lets talk fish, bear encounters or even my experience with Bigfoot.
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