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Old 01-29-2003, 11:09 AM
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Purple Commoner

Like a Purple King, but less "regal", this fly will catch fish in a similar fashion, but has a slightly quicker tying time, and uses fewer materials. This is a "fishing" fly - as opposed to a display fly. Save your good Bronze Mallard for a display fly - it's just going to get mussed on the first drift anyway!

Other good colours have been red and - believe it or not - dark blue.


Hook: Partridge Bartleet
Tag: Gold Oval (optional)
Body: Silver Braid
Rib: Gold Oval
Hackle: Purple Marabou
Collar: Teal
Wing: Bronze Mallard
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