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Purple Stoner 

Name Purple Stoner
Category Steelhead
Hook Mustad 37160, 6-10
Weight 12-16 wraps of .20 wire and tungsten bead
Thread Black
Tail Black goose biots separated by dubbing “bump”
Rib Silver wire
Back Dark turkey tail strip
Abdomen 15-20 long tapered marabou barbs; ˝ black, ˝ purple
Wing back Dark turkey tail strip
Legs/thorax Rust seal sub dubbed heavily

Purple Stoner was designed and tied by Contributing Fly Tyer John Wood. Take a look at his contributor page, The Flies of John Wood, to see many more of his flies.

John's Notes: The addition of purple to this fly came about as a midnight experiment. Having landed steelhead and four species of trout with this fly the subtle purple hue has proved it successful. To create the abdomen tie in the marabou by the tips; twist into a tapered rope and wind up the hook.

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