Published Jun 21. 2012 - 9 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2020

#173 - Rickies Royal Purple

Rickies Royal Purple - Barry Phillips Tied by: Barry Phillips Originated by: Barry Phillips Hook: Partridge CS15 Thread: White 70 denier Tag: Flat...

#173 Rickies Royal Purple - Barry Phillips #173 Rickies Royal Purple - Barry Phillips


Tied by: Barry Phillips
Originated by: Barry Phillips

Hook: Partridge CS15
Thread: White 70 denier
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Peacock herl
Body: Royal purple floss
Ribbing: Flat fine gold tinsel
Belly: White polar bear
Throat: Long golden pheasant crest
Underwing: Purple polar bear and sparse purple Flashabou
Wing: 4 grizzly dyed purple hackles
Shoulder: Purple lady Amherst pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Notes: Barry created this pattern in memorial of a dear friend who passed suddenly and much too soon. She and her husband together owned a fishing lodge that Barry spends at least three weeks a year fishing at. Not only does this fly hold special place in Barry's life, but it is also responsible for a number of fish getting to meet Barry in person, making for some memorable days out on the lakes.
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Comment to #173 - Rickies Royal Purple...

Perfect timing for this post! Barry is up at that same lodge for the week.

Comment to #173 - Rickies Royal Purple...

It is a fitting tribute, well done! Love the colors!

Comment to #173 - Rickies Royal Purple...

A fine piece of work.
Nicely done Barry.

Comment to #173 - Rickies Royal Purple...

Simply stunning..

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