Purple Joe SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    For Gene (sorry it took so long).

    hook - Orvis 1645-00 #8
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - hackle fibers red
    butt - Uni-stretch orange
    body - chenille purple
    wing - hackle golden badger
    hackle - golden badger


    mash barb, attach the Uni-stretch and wrap back to bend (it'll do double duty as tying thread and butt material for now)

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    tie in hackle fibers (extend back about 1/2 body length); wrap forward, creating a smooth body

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    attach black thread and tie off Uni-stretch; continuing back to 50% mark

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    strip end of chenille (steaming this stuff really puffs it up) down to thread core

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    tie in, wrap forward to 80% mark and tie off

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    size a pair of hackles (about 2 body lengths), and tie in

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    prep another saddle hackle and tie in by tip

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    stroke fibers back as you wrap the hackle forward; tie off hackle (trim out tip), whip finish and SHHAN

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    Go catch a sea-run


    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Fantastic thank you very much!
     
  3. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Love the Purple Joe. Tx.
    Jack
     
  4. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Beautiful! My next project!
     
  5. ScottP

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    Hairwing version


    a little grey squirrel

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    hackle, folded and tied in

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    finished fly

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    fox squirrel wing

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  6. flyfishmt

    flyfishmt Active Member

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    Nothing beats the classics and the great thing is it will still work. Excellent job.
     
  7. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    I tie mine so the wings flare out in a "V". This gives the pattern a bit more movement during the retrieve... otherwise, Scott, that's the critter.

    When it was first shown to me I thought the color combination couldn't possibly work but for who knows why, it works quite well to catch SRC in Oregon. Evidently SRC like strange color combinations:)

    Oddly enough I found the pattern also works to catch kokanee on the Metolius when they move upstream during the Fall. Weird.
     

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