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Purple Haze Dry Fly

Purple Haze Dry Fly

The Purple Haze is a fly created by Andy Carlson over 15 years ago.  It is similar to a Parachute Adams, and can be used as an attractor pattern or mayfly imitation just like the Adams can.  Traditionally the Purple Haze is tied with Super Floss rather than a dubbed body.  We have taken the liberty of making some changes to the pattern that fit more artistic style, and have consistently brought fish to the net over the years.  The Purple Haze has quickly become many anglers go to pattern, and one of the most prolific patterns in the western United States.  This fly tied in a variety of sizes can match several different mayflies, and is one of the best Midge patterns you will find as well.


Materials List

Hook: Moonlit Competition Barbless Hook ML052 sz10-20

Thread: Semperfli Classic Waxed 12/0 Violet (feel free to use Purple)

Tail: Hends Microfibbets Rust

Body: Natures Spirit Purple Dyed Turkey Biot, Magpie Premium Wild Barred Turkey Biot Purple

Wing: Semperfli High Float Fibers (Substitute with Semperfli Poly Yarn)

Thorax: Semperfli Kapok Fluoro Purple dubbing

Hackle: Whiting Farms Dark Barred Ginger


60 Second Time Lapse Video

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