Purple Hilton

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Purple Hilton by Dave McNeese as detailed in Trey Comb’s Steelhead Fly Fishing Book. Dave mentions that this dressing was developed in 1985 and has caught Steelhead even up into BC.

Dave loves purple flies. He wrote an article for the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal detailing the history of its use in Steelhead fly design. Worth a read.


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Hook - Blue Heron #2
Tag - Medium silver flat tinsel
Tail - Red gp crest
Body - Orange floss, hot orange and purple angora dub
Rib - Medium silver oval tinsel
Hackle - Purple mallard
Throat - Purple teal
Wing - Purple grizzly Metz Magnum #2 hackle tips
Head - Red thread and Loon UV cure
 
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