Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

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FlyFisherMann1955
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Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:08 pm

I tied this today after seeing it during John Shaner's presentation on North Country Spiders. He said he likes to fish it as a dropper in a dry/dropper set-up! Yes, it breaks tradition by having a bead!

Starling & Purple
Hook: Daiichi 1640 - size 12 (2XS)
Body: Pearsall's Gossamer (Purple #8)
Thorax: Mole fur
Hackle: Starling
Bead: Glass - Tyers Beads Midge (Iridescent Grey)
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Re: Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

Post by Roadkill » Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:28 pm

I had the same urge this afternoon after finishing some stoneflies, ;)

Thanks again John!!

A #18 with a gold bead...
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Re: Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

Post by Bmyers » Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:02 pm

FlyFisherMann1955 wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:08 pm
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Love it with the glass bead. i don't think they look out of place on a soft hackle.
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Re: Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

Post by BrooksnBrowns » Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:50 pm

Hi. The glass bead Is interesting. Does it mimic an air bubble or does it serve some other purpose?
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Re: Starling & Purple (Warning: It has a Bead)!

Post by hankaye » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:46 am

BrooksnBrowns, Howdy;
BrooksnBrowns wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:50 pm Hi. The glass bead Is interesting. Does it mimic an air bubble or does it serve some other purpose?
It could be the air bubble, In my thoughts it's that "bright-n-shiny bauble" that most curious critters
on God's green/blue earth are always drawn to ...

hank
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