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Petr Holecek

Montana Microjig Nymph

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Microjig nymphs are usually tied on special microjig hook size 16 - 18 with heavy load in the head using a special slotted

tungsten bead. Montana is my favorite pattern for brownies and rainbow trouts. It is a relatively simple fly that is easy to tie.

On larger waters, stronger currents or for big trouts it is well applicable in a larger jig hook size too. The nymph is most

effective in the fast currents and clear waters. Especially in the colder parts of the season.


Tutorial is also available on http://splitcane.czweb.org/flytying/montana_microjig_nymph.pdf





Material list


Hook: Hanak Competition Jig Wave, size 16-18

Head: Gold tungsten bead, size 2.5 – 2.8

Thread: Black or brown, size 8/0

Body: Hends Buzzer Body
Collar: Hends Rabbit Fur black / Hends Effect Thread – fluo yellow, fluo green

Tail: Hends Microfibets, color black




1. Bead

Place the jig hook with a gold slotted tungsten bead in the vice jaw. A special slot of the bead aids in sliding it onto a jig hook.




2. Tail

Create a tail from microfibets. Do not bind it to the bend of the hook. Trim fibers at the tungsten head, so you will get more

regular body. The tail should be 1 - 1.5x longer than the fly body.




3. Body

Form a tapered nymph body with a black synthetic buzzer body. Black hare or rabbit hair will also work fine. However,

I prefer synthetic material for this fly for its glittering effect. Leave some space for the collar at the tungsten head.




4. Collar

The collar serves as a fly attractor. Dub black rabbit fur on the thread and turn it on at the head of the fly.





5.Collar II

Wind tightly Hends Effects filament around the hook shank. A flesh color collar is an essential feature of every

montana pattern. You can tie collars for example in chartreuse or bloody red. It depends only on your imagination.





6. Whip finish

Whip finish the fly and comb out rabbit collar with Velcro or a needle. Montana microjig nymph is ready.





Similar microjig patterns:



Silver Head Black Nymph





Orange Tag Hare Ear Nymph





Copper Head Pheasant Nymph





My local trout stream in the Czech Switzerland. It is great water for nymphing with small microjigs.




Tight Lines !

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