Steelhead Flies

Purple Angel

Hook: Tiemco 7999

Thread: Fluorescent Orange

Tip: Flat Silver Tinsel

Tail: Extremely Soft purple hackle fibers from base of the hackle

Tag: Flame Orange Chenille

Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel

Body: Purple Chenille

Hackle: Purple Saddle Hackle, long and soft

Wing: White Bucktail


“The Purple Angel, an extremely bright winter-run pattern, was developed by Bob Strobel for Washington Rivers. He is a fine angler and a former president of the Washington Steelhead Flyfishers.”
Trey Combs, Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies, Third Printing, 1979


A 34 ½ inch Coho caught 11 October 2005 on a Purple Angel.