Re: dark montreal??
I was going to say that I was under the impression that there were two versions of the montreal, a dark and light version. The dark being tied with turkey tail wing, dark wine hackle throat, dark wine floss body, and dark wine hackle or turkey tail, tail and a gold tinsel wrap. A very striking fly when thoroughly tied.
The lighter one used reddish floss and hackles and the tail and wing were a lighter almost a ginger and cinnamon look.
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