Fly Tying a Montana Bucktail (Classic Attractor Dry Fly Pattern)

Of unknown origin, this attractor dry fly is similar to the various stimulator fly patterns and likely imitates many of the same bugs.

Hook: #6-10 dry fly
Thread: Red or orange
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Rib: Small wire
Body: Orange floss
Hackle: Grizzly, palmered
Wing: Deer hair

I tied this pattern from Randle Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the Best One Thousand,” 1992,

Author: Matt O