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    Default LOVE IT when a plan...

    ...comes together...

    Back in November 2009, I designed and named this Midge pattern after a friend who was not entirely convinced about the effectiveness of the color purple...



    KEITH’S PURPLE DISBELIEF

    HOOK: Mustad C49S, #18 – # 22

    THREAD: Gordon Griffiths 14/0 Sheer Black, UTC 70, Dark Gray

    ABDOMEN: Gray Tying Thread

    OVERABDOMEN: Hareline Stalcup’s Micro Tubing, Clear

    RIB: Wapsi, Wine, X-SM

    WING: Royal Blue Krystal Flash, 3 strands

    THORAX: ICE DUB, UV Dun

    BEAD: Spirit River, Charcoal Metallic, SM

    There is an acquaintance of mine named KEITH who squawked “PURPLE?” when he saw this pattern on my FB page. Well, he will squawk directly to his vise when I post some photos on his wall of just what this fly, in this color, can do. And, having named it after him, I will live rent free in his head…forever…heh,heh…

    This is what my friend Keith and the Midge caught this past week on the Lower Kings River, near Fresno, CA...




    ...A 27" fingerling...


    PT/TB
    Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

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    Default Re: LOVE IT when a plan...

    PT: Sweet! A lot of people over look the effectiveness of midge patterns, and you tie some awesome patterns, great to see a plan come together like that.
    Larry


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    Default Re: LOVE IT when a plan...

    If you get the chance to fish for fall summer runs on the Deschutes jump the hook size and bring a pocket full of those with you. Purple is an amazingly effective colour on that river.

    fae[COLOR="Silver"]
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    Sweet tie!

    One of my favorite flies for winter/early spring fishing to trout on Idaho waters is my KG's Deep Purple Peril Midge - purple works very well!



    Kelly.
    I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"

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    Default Re: LOVE IT when a plan...

    Quote Originally Posted by kglissmeyer1 View Post
    Sweet tie!

    One of my favorite flies for winter/early spring fishing to trout on Idaho waters is my KG's Deep Purple Peril Midge - purple works very well!



    Kelly.
    Kelly,

    I saw this little guy in one of your articles in FF&TJ...it is on my list of "to-do" patterns to be included in filling up my next Midge Box...

    http://kent-klewein.com/georgia-fly-...im_fly_box.jpg

    ...soon

    PT/TB
    Daughter to Father, " How many arms do you have, how many fly rods do you need?"

    http://planettrout.wordpress.com/

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