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Purple and Grouse trout fly

Description The Purple and Grouse trout fly is a traditional pattern that originated from the north of England. It is one of many in the "grouse" patterns but the purple and grouse has shown to be particularly effective in New Zealand waters. It represents an insect that is just about to emerge from the nymph stage and hatch as a winged insect. It is fished most commonly as a wet fly but there is also a dry fly version.

Purple and Grouse wet fly

Grouse and Purple dry fly

Art of Fly Fishing Calendars
1998-2007

© Michael Scheele

 

Type Wet and dry fly
Use The Purple and Grouse wet fly is best fished just sub surface with the dry fly being fished on the surface.
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