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Purple Joe 

Name Purple Joe
Category Sea-Run Cutthroat
Hook Mustad 36890, Size 4 to 10
Thread Black
Tail Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Butt Hot Orange Floss
Body Purple Chenille
Hackle Gold or Silver Badger
Wing Gold or Silver Badger Hackles
Head Black

The pattern for this fly came from the fine book by Dave Hughes, American Fly Tying Manual. In it, Dave Hughes writes that this is a regional fly that works well in Northwest Oregon rivers.

 

 

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