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Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide  In Memory of Yuri Shumakov 

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Purple Flash

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Purple Flash

Name Purple Flash
Category Steelhead
Tail Purple Hackle Fibers
Thread Black
Rib Oval Silver Tinsel
Body Purple Chenille
Hackle Purple
Underwing 3-5 Strands Each of Wine, Pearl, Lime, and purple Krystal Flash
Overwing Purple Marabou

Note: This pattern is originated by Randall Kaufmann, It's a variation of the Purple Marabou and Street Walker patterns. See also Signal Light another fly by Randall Kaufmann. Remember that purple and black flies offer good visibility under low-light conditions, so this is a good fly for off-colored water. Randall Kaufmann also suggests that flies be underdressed for summer steelhead fishing. For example, flies calling for chenille bodies can be dressed with dubbing instead to make thinner bodies and a buggier appearance. 




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