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Purple Skunk Variant – Dimitri Gammer

I’ve been loving all the new fly tying video, and for the experienced tyer, it just keeps getting better and better. Instructional video are wonderful for those trying to learn new skills or cut their teeth on some basic patterns, but for tyers well versed in the ways of threads and hook, it can be a bit lame to sit through another how to. We just need to see the steps, perhaps a little on-screen narration and hopefully some new interesting music to accompany. Dustin kinda hits all the buttons for me on this tie, using cuts to reduce the fluff in the flick, speeding up the frame rate during repetitive actions and slowing down for the important details. There is also a nice artistic montage of the fly at the end. Well done and looking forward to more.

Purple Skunk – variant from Dimitri Gammer on Vimeo.

Hook: Partridge Salmon Hook Size 4
Tip: Silver Tinsel (Embossed)
Tag: Pink Floss
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippet
Body: Purple Seal Fur
Rib: Silver Tinsel
Hackle 1: Purple saddle
Hackle 2: Purple Guinea
Wing: Polar Bear, fox or bucktail

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Purple Western Soft Hackle – Jay Nicholas

I love tying and fishing these quick simple flies. I bought a nice set of Persalls silk a while ago, so I really should be putting it to good use. I’ve also got quite a few feathers, starling, partridge and plover to use. I’m sure I’m missing out on some surface action right now by not carrying a few soft hackles. If you are into the soft-hackles, also check out my Black Gnat from a couple years back.

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Hook: Alec Jackson Trout Country or TMC3761 #12-#18
Thread/Body: Pearsalls Gossamer purple silk
Thorax: Peacock herl
Hackle: Starling

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