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Old 16-03-2014, 06:29 PM
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Default Anyone use purple flies?

Hi people.
Watching this video on a Purple Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph, does anyone use purple flies for trout and grayling?

I'm curious.
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Old 16-03-2014, 06:41 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

I caught My best grayling on a purple fly
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Old 16-03-2014, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

I've been using a black buzzer with a purple tinsel rib

Works a treat, plain black wasn't doing very much so was just 'ringing the changes', Instant success .... And not just on one day either
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Old 16-03-2014, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

There's an article on catching big grayling on purple flies in the march 2014 edition of total flyfisher.
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For hundreds of years.......snipe & purple
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

Snipe and Purple. Classic North Country Spider pattern.

ROVER beat me to it.
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Old 16-03-2014, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

Purple flies other than the Snipe & Purple then lol

(I forgot about that fly)
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

I use a metallic purple bead , tied with a purple turkey biot ,finished off with a dyed purple hen collar hackle .
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Default Re: Anyone use purple flies?

The Purple Haze (AKA Jimmy Hendrix) fly is a very popular pattern in Montana.


http://www.anglerstonic.com/2011/02/...s-purple-haze/

How to Tie a Purple Haze | MidCurrent


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Default 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.


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