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How to Tie a Purple Haze

August 6, 2013 By: Marshall Cutchin

Producer: Tim Flagler

The Purple Haze is a purple-bodied variation of the classic Parachute Adams.  It was developed in Montana in the early 2000s and quickly became popular all over the west.

Tim Flagler, tier and videographer, says: “Begin by getting your ever-so-purple tying thread secured to the hook shank, leaving some space behind the eye, and take a few wraps rearward before snipping off the tag. Andy [Carlson, the originator of this pattern] uses speckled moose body hair for the tails and so I’ll do the same. For this size 12 about 8 hairs works well.”