Purple Henthorn Spider

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Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by Updtate » Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:32 pm

Found this pattern iNorth Country Flies by Mike Harding and thought it was cool.

Hook. Allcocks sproat W205 size 14.
Silk. Pearsalls Gossamer purple.
Body. Purple silk.
Thorax. Peacock.
Hackle. Mallard over covert .
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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:45 pm

Very cool indeed. Lovely color combination.
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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by Roadkill » Sat Mar 06, 2021 1:20 pm

An excellent fly!!
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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:41 pm

You were not kidding! It looks very cool....and edible (from a trouts point of view of course)! Please keep going and tie about a hundred of different patterns! Can't wait to see your next offering!
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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by joaniebo » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:32 am

It kinda looks like a variation that I did a couple years back. Basically what I did was to add a peacock herl thorax to a standard Snipe & Purple. Also tied a few S & Ps with a hare's ear thorax.

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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by Fishnkilts » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:17 pm

Can't get any more awesomer than that. :D

There's just something about that purple color.
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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by wsbailey » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:32 pm

The fly was originally created by Harold Howorth. He wanted a more durable version of the snipe and purple. Howorth was not the type to seek publicity. It was Donald C Townsend who wrote “Fly Tying with Harold Howorth”. It’s a book worth having though his modifications are not strictly in the north country fly tradition.
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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by Theroe » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:17 pm

Nice enough fly fly you have there, Tom.......But here’s my question: what do you do with all of those empty Allcocks wrappers ????
I mean, you use more Allcocks hooks that I do! :o :lol: :lol:

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Re: Purple Henthorn Spider

Post by Updtate » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:03 pm

Theroe wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:17 pm Nice enough fly fly you have there, Tom.......But here’s my question: what do you do with all of those empty Allcocks wrappers ????
I mean, you use more Allcocks hooks that I do! :o :lol: :lol:

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