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Purple Peril

Name Purple Peril (Beaded)
Category Salmon/Steelhead
Hook Partridge CS10/1 or any salmon hook
Thread Black
Tip Silver holographic tinsel
Tail Purple GP tippets or purple hackle fibers
Body Dark iridescent beads / purple dubbing
Collar Purple saddle
Wing Natural brown bucktail. Black bear works well too
Head Black Thread

This version of the well-known Purple Peril,  was tied by Ken Broadhead using beads for the body. You will find many more of his exceptional beaded flies, as well as several other styles at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.   

Ken's Tips for Beads: You probably need to de-barb the hook to slip the beads on. Glass beads aren't uniform so check them first. Wrap a smooth thread base then tie off. Don't make a large tail assembly. You wont be able to the get first bead on. Glue the beads to the thread base and each other with cement (Krazy Glue, Zap a Gap, etc.)


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