Created by Brian Silvey



HOOK: The fly is tied tube-style.

BEAD: 1/4 inch pink

THREAD: Purple

STRIP: One strip of purple Zonker-style rabbit strip

WING: Six purple ostrich herl strands, three on each side; then purple saddle hackle; then a few strands of purple Krystal Flash or equivalent

COLLAR: Purple dubbing just behind bead



This is a simple but effective tube fly for winter steelheading.



Good color choices other than purple: black with blue bead, black with orange bead, black with red bead, red with orange bead.


How to Fish

Present with a traditional wet-fly swing and a sink-tip line.


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