This is a fly I have been fishing about four years now. I wanted to combine colors that ranged from subtle to spicy. I’ve always liked blacks and purples in my steelhead flies. Gold UV Polar Chenille makes a sparkly under-veil, and grey marabou provides a strong silhouette but is less obtrusive than a traditional black or purple wing. This fly really presents an impression that is both gentle and decisive. Throw on a black bugger marabou tail and a purple collar hackle. Just right.
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