Learn how to tie the Montreal Wet Fly pattern, including step-by-step instructions, a video tutorial, pictures, and much more. Improve your fly-tying skills here.

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The recipe for this fly comes from Ray Bergman's book Trout. It was created by Peter Cowen in the mid-1800s. Cowen had immigrated from Scotland to Canada in the 1830s. It's said to have been a very popular wet fly and was tied commercially by the mid-1850s in both Canada and the United States. This is a fantastic old-school wet fly. It can be tied in sizes as big as a 6 down to a size 14.

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