Purple Heart Spey

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Purple Heart Spey

A fitting pattern for today. Versions #1 and #2 from Bob Veverka as described in Shrimp and Spey Flies for Salmon and Steelhead by Chris Mann and Robert Gillespie. Bob dedicates the pattern to all of those who served in Vietnam and didn't return.

purple heart spey - bob veverka.jpg

#1 (right)
Hook - Blue Heron #2
Tag - Medium oval silver tinsel
Tail - Red gp crest
Body - Red floss and purple angora dub
Rib - Large silver oval tinsel
Hackle - Purple Whiting hen spey hackle

Collar - Black ringneck rump
Wing - Red and purple saddle hackle tips
Head - Black thread and Loon UV cure

#2 (left)
Hook - Blue Heron #2
Tag - Medium oval silver tinsel
Tail - Red gp crest
Body - Red floss and purple angora dub

Rib - Large silver oval tinsel
Hackle - Purple Whiting hen spey hackle
Throat - Red gp breast feather
Wing - Purple goose shoulder
Head - Red thread and Loon UV cure

Enjoy your Memorial Day and be safe out there folks.
 
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