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Spawning Purple (Shewey)
Tied By William Lovelace

Spawning Purple


Spawning Purple

Category Steelhead Fly
Hook Dai Riki 889 #2
Thread UTC 140 Fl Orange
Tag Flat Silver Tinsel (wound from the hook front and back again to provide an underbody to the floss)

Hot Orange Neon Uni-Floss


Purple (wound before the last Marabou spike)

Collar Orange dyed Guinea

Purple Marabou “spikes” tied in 4-5 times on top of the shank starting about midpoint

Cheeks Jungle Cock (optional)

Spawning Purple was tied by Salmonfly.Net Contributing Fly Tyer William Lovelace.

Bill's notes: "This is John Shewey’s signature Summer Steelhead fly. I think it is a great fly and a delight to tie if you like fishing Marabou."

Read more about William Lovelace and see more of his flies at The Flies of William Lovelace.

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