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Air-brushing Your Flies by Johnny Mac

  We recently started to carry the Copic Air-brush Kit. This kit allows you to paint your fly patterns to look like anything you are trying to imitate. The fly I chose to start with is Blane Chocklett's Game Changer. I first tied the fly in all white CCT Body Fur. Once I finished with the initial tying of the fly, I then got the air-brush kit out. Before I went to work on the fly, I practiced on a sheet of paper to learn the angle the paint sprays out of the tip. After a few minutes of practice on paper I felt confident enough to go to work on the fly. One thing to keep in mind is a little paint goes a long way. This fly was my first attemp at air-brushing and I'm sure that with each one I paint they will look better and better. I also air-brushed the fly before I added the eyes and Clear Cure Gooed the tail. This first attemp I painted free-hand but we are also carrying stencil patterns to make the work easier. This product line is going to take your tying to a whole new level.    

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Montana Troutfitters has been helping anglers with their fly fishing needs since 1978. For well over 30 years we have worked hard to provide our customers with the most accurate  Montana fishing reports best fly fishing guides, and finest selection of fly fishing gear and flies. We also offer numerous guided fly fishing trips including half or full day float trips, wade fishing trips, spring creek fishing trips, Yellowstone Park fishing trips and more. Whether you are just beginning to learn the sport or have been fly fishing for decades, we take pride in taking the time necessary to help each individual customer enjoy fly fishing to its fullest. Stop in and meet the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff in the area and see why we've been a Montana Fly Fishing Tradition Since 1978.