Beginner's Fly Tying Series: Classic Steelhead Flies - the Dark Montreal

This was originally a classic trout pattern coming out of Quebec, Canada in the 1830s. It has since found its way into the fly boxes of steelhead and salmon anglers. It's a very attractive fly and makes for a nice colour alternative.

In this example, I have taken a quick, rather than careful, approach to the floss body. This fly can also be tied with a yarn body.