Purple March Brown Spider

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Purple March Brown Spider

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:41 pm

Found this in A Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg and thought it was quite different.Have to admit it is quite striking to look at in hand.

Hook. Partridge Spider L3AS size 12.
Silk. Pearsalls purple#8
Wing. Two wing slips from opposite primary wing quills of a hen pheasant.
Tail.A few fibres from a speckled Partridge tail.
Body. Purple seal (can't believe I had some.) ribbed with gold wire.
Hackle. Feather from the back of a Partridge.
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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by chase creek » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:20 pm

Yes, it is quite striking. Very nicely tied, should be very popular with the fish. ;)
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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by Theroe » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:46 pm

Nice, Tom.
I’ve noticed when I use purple thread, the pattern works very well during isonichia time on the Beaverkill / Delaware waters.
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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by zen leecher » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:41 pm

did you touch dub the body or is that just roughed up silk and what's the hackle -brown hun opposed to the gray hun feathers?
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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Tom, nice, but... "I have never seen a purple march brown, and I hope to never see one, but this I will tell you any how I would rather see ... " :D

That is what that reminds me of.

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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:12 pm

John! Don't have an idea what you are talking about?
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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:20 pm

upstatetrout wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:12 pm John! Don't have an idea what you are talking about?
Tom, you mean you never heard of "The Purple Cow" poem by Gelett Burgess????

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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:08 pm

NOPE!!!!

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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by zen leecher » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:33 pm

got the info on your facebook post. I guess I misread the body. I thought it was purple floss and didn't see it was purple seal. thanks.
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Re: Purple March Brown Spider

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:43 am

Purple seal? Must be a Californian.
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