Strange delusions?

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  1. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    if i remember i had a couple pheasant rump feathers dyed purple i got somewhere which is what made me think of doing a purple carey. i used them for the hackle and a few barbs for the tail. then i did a dyed purple peacock herl body with a wine colored rib. one had a purple bead. i caught fish on lakes and a couple on the river.
     
  2. generic

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    I'm always pleasantly surprised just how well my "mini" Docs do, when I can't quite match the emerger that's hatching.
     
  3. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Purple buggers are hella-effective, don't see why a purple carey wouldn't work.
     
  4. Olive bugger

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    I have tied some purple buggers, but I have not had an opportunity to test them.
     
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    Purple has a time and place, just like wine(maroon).
     
  6. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Purple is my favorite color for steelhead flys, someday I hope to find a steelhead that likes purple
     
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    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Hahahaha. Great plan. Wishing you luck in your endeavor. Let me know how it works out so I can copy your program.
     
  8. Keith Hixson

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    For those in such a peril, there is the purple peril. :D
     
  9. Olive bugger

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    I am about four or five chapters into the book. I liked it so much, I ordered a copy for my library. The copy I am reading is from the King
    County Library. The more of Steve's books I read, the better I like them.
     
  10. TD

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    I would think that a dubbed purple carey tied with died black pheasant hackle would make a good leech type pattern.