Dude, pinch that barb and take it for a swing !!
Hold on tight, that is a killer
I like the purple variation a lot !! I was thinking of tying one in purple, but never gave it a shot. I did a "blacked out" version (all black) with natural GP tippets and it looked awesome, but not a pull from it. This one though has winter steelhead written all over it
The purple is perfect for my home river .... if the hackle is claret, this fly will be a KILLER
There is something about a purple/claret combination that gets results.
I have found when my typical colour combinations aren't working, this purple/claret seems to get some attention.
Vic put me on to this combination, so I cannot take any credit.
I'll stop there before I throw this thread off track