That looks a belter of a fly buddy, I can just see thon boy there after a big flood and the water is clear gliding round my favourite pool and the rod nearly being snatched out me ? hand. Well done looks the business buddy.Thought long and hard about this one, considered a willie gunn of some shape or form, then faffed with a cascade conehead but thought......nah, let's try something a little different.
I suppose this is sorta a Snaelda pattern, tied with Autumn reds and oranges firmly in mind.
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Sean Stanton signature tube 19mm - non flanged ( used it as i originally wanted to use a gold cone, but actually thought it looked better without so had to be tidy ish with the finish...?
Red extension tubing
Hot orange bucktail
5 strands on crinkle mirror flash - peacock and black
Red grizzly soft hackle
2 x heavy nylon shrimp eyes
3 x red cock hackle feeler
2 x orange cock hackle feeler
Black soft hackle to tone down the colour a bit
A pinch of red, opal and lilac angel hair over the top of the eyes
Veevus gold oval tinsel rib
Rayon floss in black ( a bit tricky to get a good even shape, but fancied a change from black wool or chenille )
Orange badger hackle at the front
Uni 8/0 black
Dr pat would that be a nice fender.
I like that a lot .. have you cut the rabbit strip to a taper with the wing ?Gone for a Silver Doctor coloured Zonker.
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Tube: Futurefly Red 1.8mm liner.
Body: Futurefly 4mm Silver bead & Litebrite Holo silver.
Underwing: Yellow Bucktail with 2 strands Yellow Krystal Flash.
Hackle 1: Yellow schlapen under fur.
Hackle 2: Red schlapen under fur.
Wing: Silver grey rabbit zonker.
Hackle 3: Silver Dr Blue schlapen.
Cheeks: Jungle Cock.
Head: Red thread, varnished.
Hook: Guideline #14 Treble (just visible).
I like that a lot .. have you cut the rabbit strip to a taper with the wing ?
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phew can breath agin lol 24 hrs with no internet heres my entry with tying recipe thanks Iain
hadnt any faith in purple flies until last year when i set myself the task of catching on them now i have a few fish to them i am confident to fish them they really shine in peaty water and i actually caught the same fish from the same lie two days on a row with this fly
Thank you guys for your kind words and likes,