Purple Haze Bead Head Soft Hackle Nymph

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Purple Haze Bead Head Soft Hackle Nymph

 

The Purple Haze Parachute Dry Fly is one of the most used and productive dry flies in the west today.  There is something magical about the color purple and how it holds its color as it transcends into the depths of the water.  It is also close to the UV color spectrum making it very effective in catching the fishes attention.  The thorax is made from a UV blend of Vicuna Dubbing in Purple, and the Metallic Purple Bead adds a little extra flash to this bug.  The soft hackle creates amazing life like movement during your dead drift making them extremely effective.  

 

Materials list:

Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread Purple 12/0 

Hook: Moonlit Competition Barbless Jig Hook ML058 Sz 14

Bead: Moonlit Slotted Tungsten Metallic Purple 3.0mm

Tail: Whiting CDL Tailing Pack Medium Ginger

Body: Semperfli Mirror Tinsel Purple 1/32"

Ribbing: Semperfli Flat Tinsel Blue 1/69"

Thorax: Vicuna UV Purple Dubbing

Hackle: Whiting Red Label Purple Dyed Grizzly Hen Saddle 

 


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