Tying a Black & Purple

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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by raven4ns » Sat May 25, 2019 11:18 am

Hi Ron,
The Madison cabbage fly, we have some large browns up here and I would like to run it past them. I've found when looking at different videos of soft hackle flies some guys will use a wet fly hook, another will use a dry fly hook, while others will use a nymph hook. Because these are wet flies I have been using a wet fly hook like the Mustad 3606. I try to follow the recipe as closely as possible which is why I'm hoping some kind soul will provide it to me. Thank you.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by Roadkill » Sat May 25, 2019 12:17 pm

See this topic and Ron's remarks on the other pages...
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by raven4ns » Sat May 25, 2019 12:28 pm

Thank you roadkill for the heads up.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat May 25, 2019 5:33 pm

Hey, Tim. I've been tying the Madison Cabbage on Mustad 3906 along with TMC 206BL, in sizes 12 and 14, though though a 10 would probably work as well. The tail loops are important, not having them reduces the flies effectiveness. I use black thread, but it's really tier's choice, the tail loops are pearl Flash-A-Bou or Krystal Flash, but the crinkly stuff gets my vote, fish don't seem to care. Dubbing is Ice Dub Purple, I may give it a try with some UV Ice Dub in the mix. Hackle is black hen, I usually tie it with fairly long hackle barbs. Once the rivers drop back into shape here, I'll be throwing it at some local Brookies.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by raven4ns » Sat May 25, 2019 7:00 pm

Thank you Ron, I appreciate the explanation. Monday I'm picking up some purple Ice dubbing along with purple floss to give it a try. I've heard purple is a good colour for Atlantic salmon so I will give them a go as well. Thank you again.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat May 25, 2019 9:10 pm

Tim, I checked my supply closet and the Dubbing IS Purple UV Ice Dub.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by Trifly » Sun May 26, 2019 4:57 pm

Tim, I would never tell anyone what the best dubbing for any pattern is, but for a super tight body, try Senso Laser Dubbing. Fun stuff to work with especially for small patterns. It is not the right material for a buggy effect, but has a place in my purple army.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by raven4ns » Sun May 26, 2019 7:33 pm

Thank you Trifly for the suggestion, there is so much stuff out there I don't know what half of it is for... :D .
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by Trifly » Sun May 26, 2019 9:03 pm

The stuff out there is for your enjoyment. Not your stress. Do not sweat the small stuff here. It's not worth it.
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Re: Tying a Black & Purple

Post by raven4ns » Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 pm

Very nice, Trifly, I wished my hackles looked as nice. My only hope is that the trout have a sense of humour.... :D .
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