Pacific Rockfish Fly Pattern: Purple Surf Candy, Fish Scale and Cure Goo

The Purple Rockfish Candy is another Pacific Saltwater fly inspired by the Bob Popovics’ Surf Candy fly style.  Our Pacific Bottom-fish, including Black Rockfish, have teeth and a chomping ability that can wreak havoc with our flies.

The Use of Fishient Fish Scale synthetic material makes it relatively straightforward to create a slim, shimmery baitfish profile with this fly.  I prefer Tack Free Cure Goo versus Thick, because I like a very slim profile fly.  This color combination is but one of several I have fished successfully for Black Rockfish off Oregon.  This is a relatively subtle color combination and the fly is relatively long.

Jay Nicholas

Fly 2

Purple Surf Candy

Overall Length = 3”
Thread:  Fine mono
Hook:  #2 Mustad 3407
Body:  Purple over Olive over White Fishient Fish Scale
Eyes: 5/32” Adhesive Holographic Super Pearl
Cure Goo:  Hydro and Tack Free

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One Response to Pacific Rockfish Fly Pattern: Purple Surf Candy, Fish Scale and Cure Goo

  1. Two dogs says:

    As always..great show! Thanks again for sharing your expertise.

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