Thanks. The body is a mix of petrol blue, purple and claret seals fur. No hackle on the body, just gradually less tightly worked seals fur and then picked out.That’s stunning Fruin!
The colours are fantastic. A beautiful shade of purple on the body and hackle.
That would look so well on a Faughan Purple!
They were all successful patterns in their day. I don't fish them much, but they do catch fish when tied correctly for fishing. Interestingly, a lot of the classics have different actions in the water, especially compared with modern dressings, so, I think they still deserve a swim sometimes.Surely though, as lovely as they are, these are works of art rather than practical salmon flies?
And a bl**dy good work of art nevertheless.