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A Catalog of Spey and Dee Flies

Hot Purple Passion
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Hot Purple Passion
R. J. Brown
Hook: Tiemco TMC 7931C #3/0.
Tag: medium gold oval from barb to point.
Tail: hot orange dyed golden pheasant crest, veiled by Lady Amherst pheasant tippet.
Rib: large gold oval tinsel tied in at the rear, wound the usual way, so as to cross the hackles and serve as a counter-rib.
Body: rear 1/2 purple SLF, dubbed heavy and picked out; front 1/2 purple uni-floss.
Hackle: rear 1/2 none. front 1/2 purple dyed blue eared pheasant, tied in at the front by the tip, wound contrary to the usual way, held down by the rib.
Collar: gadwall.
Cheeks: jungle cock, drooping.
Wing: black and white mottled turkey tail, mounted flat, V-style.
Head: claret.
Note: Modern color variant of the classic Akroyd Dee River fly.

Fly tied and photographed by R. J. Brown.

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