Purple Angel tying tutorial

The Purple Angel is a classic steelhead fly tied by Bob Strobel of Washington. I believe this fly was originally tied for winter steelhead on the S rivers around Seattle. The Original version was tied with Purple and fire red chenille, and a tail of hackle fibers. I was first introduced to this fly when I worked for Mark Bachmann in the early 2000's at the Welches fly shop. That pattern was a summer steelhead staple on the Deschutes River. Pink and purple flies were very popular and definitely caught fish.



Hook: Alec Jackson Spey Size 5 or 7
Thread: Red Danville 6/0
Tag: Small Silver Oval Tinsel
Tail: Purple Pheasant Tippet
Butt: FL Cerise STS Trilobal Dub
Body: Purple STS Trilobal Dub
Rib: Small Silver Oval Tinsel
Collar: Purple Hackle
Wing: White Calf Tail


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