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Clarks' Purple Menace  
Designed and Dressed by Clark Lucas

Clark's Purple Menace 

Pattern: Clarks' Purple Menace

Hook: Alex Jackson Spey, Diachii, 3/0: Shewey.

Thread: Griffon's 14/0, Black: Shewey

Underbody: Pearsall's Silver Stout.

Overbody: Pearsall's Purple Silk Floss, Lavender silk floss palmered above Flat Silver embossed medium Tinsel.

Tinsel/Counterwind/Tag: small silver Oval Tinsel, Oval Gold tinsel medium, below flat embossed silver tinsel.

Spey Feather: Purple BEP, 1/2 stripped, tip of Spey feather in at tail of fly T.E. Pryce-Tannatt style, palmered forward with barbules flowing backward.

Beard: Hot Pink Guinea, 1/2 stripped, butt first, to tip of beard followed by Highlander green, tip first 1/2 stripped, 2-3 turns.

Shellback: Bronze Mallard, left and right 1/4" strip tied in T.E. Pryce-Tannatt style.

Head: Black Hard Head

Clarks' Purple Menace was tied by Contributing Fly Tyer, Clark Lucas, who began showing his flies on this site in 1999

You can read about Clark and see many more of his fine speys by visiting The Flies of Clark Lucas.

 

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