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11-12-2003 02:34 AM
flytyer Natrix,

Purple and black spey fly, gotta' love it. The purple muddler is also a winner. I used to tie a muddler variant that had purple braided mylar as the body with a black marabou wing and a black deer hair collar/head. It worked very well in the fall on the Olympic Peninsula.
11-09-2003 09:05 PM
natrix fae:

These have done OK on the Clearwater, and the Salmon. I like to use them at first and last light.

11-09-2003 08:43 PM
You're two for two on your patterns.

Would like to see what the folks who fish the Descutes think about this combo. Gather purple is a main-stay on that particular river.

On the Rogue, save for our 'October "B run" of summer steelhead purple has been far less than a go-getter. In context, the Rogue has two runs of summer runs; the first/largest are our 'normal fish' which will run 3-5 pounds. The "B run," my own term here, are much larger fish .... winter run size. These puppies hammer purple, and of all things??, robin's egg blue flys.
11-09-2003 07:51 PM
Purple Stuff

Speaking of purple:


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