Purple and Hen

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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:29 pm

Thanks DUBBN, I have a gray pelt in another location just none here. ;) :lol:
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 am

It is quite possible that I have finally developed a fly pattern that is incapable of hooking a trout.

Three trips to the river, using it in a three fly rig. Not one fish on it. Two of those days were stellar! The third day, yesterday, was filled with tiny Browns. Not one took my Purple nightmare.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by redietz » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:21 pm

DUBBN wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 am
It is quite possible that I have finally developed a fly pattern that is incapable of hooking a trout.
I don't believe that such a fly exists, unless you've removed the point from the hook.

Any fly will catch fish under some circumstances. It's just a question of when and how to fish it.

That fly is very similar to a Snipe and Purple -- a fly on which I've had spectacular results some days and taken the skunk with on others. Of course, it's now going to be a low confidence fly for you and you probably won't fish it again anytime soon.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 pm

redietz wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:21 pm
DUBBN wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:07 am
It is quite possible that I have finally developed a fly pattern that is incapable of hooking a trout.
I don't believe that such a fly exists, unless you've removed the point from the hook.

Any fly will catch fish under some circumstances. It's just a question of when and how to fish it.

That fly is very similar to a Snipe and Purple -- a fly on which I've had spectacular results some days and taken the skunk with on others. Of course, it's now going to be a low confidence fly for you and you probably won't fish it again anytime soon.
I am sure you are right about a pattern than can not catch a fish. Purple and I have disliked each other in the fly fishing arena for many decades. I blame Purple for most of my failures on the stream.

I tied 6 of the Purple midges. In 4 trips, not one fish. I used the last one yesterday an hour before getting off the river. still no fish on it. You are correct, I will not tie anymore up.

Next up. Purple Baetis nymphs. ;-)
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by redietz » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:05 am

DUBBN wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Purple and I have disliked each other in the fly fishing arena for many decades.
I feel that way about green.

Except chartreuse, of course.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by Theroe » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:16 am

= Purple and I have disliked each other in the fly fishing arena for many decades. I blame Purple for most of my failures on the stream.
Purple has never work for me either - EVER. Maybe, this is because I never used Pearsall‘s purple :shock: ?
That is up until now – Mike sent me a spool of authentic Pearsalls purple, maybe that will change my luck.....

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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:10 pm

Ugh!

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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by letumgo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:31 am

Let the field trials begin! :D ;)
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by Mike62 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:49 am

Theroe wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:16 am
= Purple and I have disliked each other in the fly fishing arena for many decades. I blame Purple for most of my failures on the stream.
Purple has never work for me either - EVER. Maybe, this is because I never used Pearsall‘s purple :shock: ?
That is up until now – Mike sent me a spool of authentic Pearsalls purple, maybe that will change my luck.....

Dana
...and I was happy to give it. Purple may work for Alan Petrucci but I've never caught anything with that color.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by Roadkill » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:05 pm

When little trout grow up and travel as Steelhead they like purple! ;)
For example...

one of Alec Jackson's Spades
ImageIMGP3056 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

or John Shewey's Spawning Purple
ImageIMGP0093 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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