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: Purple Spey

05-04-2001, 11:48 AM
Purple Spey

Another of my spey style flies. This one is a very quick tie, looks great in the water and this color combination has been "very very good to me".


Hook: Alec Jackson Spey or Tiemco 7999 or similar
Thread: Red 6/0 Danville
Tail: none
Body: rear two-thirds pearl mylar over red thread front third large purple cactus chenille
Rib: None
Hackle: Purple spey hackle (wound tip first in front of chenille)
Wing: none
Collar: two turns red guinea

05-04-2001, 02:35 PM
Duggan -

Is this your Snake River Special? (http://www.flyfishingforum.com/articles/snakesummer/index.htm)

(BTW - this color combo has been good to me as well, not too bright, not too dull)

05-04-2001, 04:55 PM

This is somewhat similar to the Hotpants that I use so much on the Snake but with a few notable changes. The fly pictured in Snake River Autumn is looks more spey style than the version I usually use on the Snake. I believe that I included a Hotpants in my submission of six. If so, I will put it up once Juro gets it scanned in.

I agree with you on the color combo though. I will fish this combination in all but severely low visibility and in all light levels. The three color combinations I usually rely on are Purple/Red, Orange/Red and Black.