Guy Montera used to make and sell Montera's Marvels. They were the original Pistol Pete's, and there was a big legal fight over the Pistol Pete name. Guy's flies were constructed much better. I know, because I used to tie flies for him. he was very fussy about how they were made.
He was my best friend, and we went fishing together all the time. He was a fish catching machine, and any less than 50 fish a day was a bad day for him. He taught me how to fish a bubble and fly. Fly meaning a streamer with a prop. Really more of a lure than a fly.
Sadly, Guy passed away a few years ago. I lost a good friend, and the world lost Montera Marvels. The inferior Made in Mexico Pistol Pete's are are the only choice now. They still catch the hell out of fish though.
Life is hard, but it's a lot harder when you're stupid.......John Wayne