A great place to discuss various patterns and tying methods for wingless wet flies, Yorkshire spiders, Flymphs and other patterns tied with soft hackles.
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A few weeks ago, I got a pair of dyed purple pheasant tails. Haven't yet used them but plan on tying a few with either snipe or golden plover hackles ... maybe even a few with grey partridge. Anyone else use purple PTs ? Thanks.
Never have, but that would surly give new meaning to "Snipe and Purple". Will be interested in seeing your version.
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Yes: we're going to need photos.
Will post pics once I get a chance to tie a few. Have several dyed pheasant tail colors and the dark red, orange and black make nice pt nymphs.
Got some purple-dyed pheasant tail a while back; unfortunately the dye process left the feather fibers brittle. I've tyed some PTs, purple Lightning Bugs and purple LGMs (Little Green Machines); all worked well but durability has been an issue. I think I'm going to dye some up myself and see if that solves the problem.