16-03-2014, 08:11 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Peebles, Scottish Borders
Re: Anyone use purple flies?
As already mentioned - Snipe and Purple.
I almost always have one on my leader.
If I fish dry fly, I will have a Snipe and Purple dry fly
on the dropper. This method has been used since the
turn of last century on the Tweed.
If I am fishing an upstream weighted Czech nymph
or a gold bead. I will have a S&P Spider on a dropper, as
opposed to another weighted fly.
If I am fishing across and downstream (rarely) - I will
always have a S&P on a dropper.
This fly is effective on stillwaters/reservoirs/rivers/streams
in my neck of the woods.
I also like Jimmy Hendrix song 'Purple Haze'
and the late sixties/seventies group 'Deep Purple'
So there is my take on Purple.