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Old 12-09-2012, 05:01 PM
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So, PinetopBob, did you find purple grizz at the Pinetop sporting? And maybe purple peacock herl? Might try to get over there instead of buying kool-aid
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:06 PM
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Purple Luigi

Only purple found at Pinetop Sporting was not the hackle that I wanted. I don't want to spend 40$ for just a jew flies. Still looking.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:15 PM
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Somebody gave me a PL at one of our hurricane lake trips and it was a killer! Long live the purple luigi
I'm curious, how did you fish this type of fly??? Dry and some wet?????
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:29 PM
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I'm curious, how did you fish this type of fly??? Dry and some wet?????
I fished it with a sinking line and stripped it in.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:59 PM
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Luigi

Thanks for the info. I wanted to start something for all to dream and think about fishing. This is a simple fly to build and perhaps some wire on the body would help it sink and fish low in the water.

I'll have some of these by next spring.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:39 PM
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If you head down to the valley sometime I know Sportmans has everything you need for these. If not you could always mail order.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:57 PM
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At least try the koolaid method. I know it sounds silly, but koolaid actually has acid dye in it, which is the best die for feathers.

If you think using koolaid is silly then go to Dharma Trading company and buy enough dye for losts of feathers for a very reasonable price.

The Wood duck and grizzly hackle I used for these fly I tied for the nymph swap were died with Dharma Trading acid dye in sunburst orange.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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Luigi

Thanks Mudbug, I do have some white saddle and I just might try some grape koolaid on a couble feathers. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Mudbug, I do have some white saddle and I just might try some grape koolaid on a couble feathers. Thanks
The koolaid packs without sugar.

If it was closer to easter I would say to get an old fashioned Paz egg coloring kit we remember as kids. That is also an acid die (remember the vinagar?) and it would do the job also.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:43 PM
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Don't get me wrong I actually do alot of my own dying. The hackle feathers I would say go ahead and try, but koolaid is going to get you to dark of a purple if your trying to get the same fly in the picture. Also the Golden pheasant tippet isn't going to be fun. You will need to bleach it out some to get it to dye the right color. Orange plus purple equals a ugly brown/black. The rite bleach works pretty well for this. Just make sure not to let it set so long that you bleach the black stripes out of it. They will fade some but will be brought back to life once you dye it with the purple.
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