Purple Stimulator Fly Tying Video

Purple has become one of the most successful trout colors in the west of late. Starting with the Purple Haze in the Rockies and the Purple Rooster locally we have had great luck with purple bodied flies. Maybe the steelhead and trout have been talking? In this video Tony demonstrates how to tie his Ice Dub Purple Rubber Legged Stimulator.


Tony’s Purple Stimulator

Thread: Black 10/0 Veevus
Hook: TMC 200R or 2312, Size 2-20
Tail: Cow Elk Hair
Rib: Small Silver Ultra wire
Body: Purple Ice Dub
Body Hackle: Brown Dry Fly Hackle
Wing: Cow Elk
Hackle: Grizzly Dry Fly Hackle
Thorax: Olive Ice Dub
Legs: Olive/Green Flake Barred Crazy Legs

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1 Response to Purple Stimulator Fly Tying Video

  1. Mrmachinist says:

    This fly is like the 21st century version of the royal coachman, it’s totally unnatural, yet super buggy! I would re-name it “the joker” due to it’s great color scheme and long legs.

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