There are a few reasons why purple fly patterns are effective during spring runoff. First, purple is a highly visible color that can stand out even in murky water. As sediment and debris are swept downstream, fish may rely more on their sense of sight to locate food, and a bright purple fly can be just what they need to catch their attention.
Why trout like the color purple, and why you should have some in your fly box. What makes purple so effective? Purple’s attraction has to do with light. Purple hues are the most visible colors to a trout’s eye. What...Continue reading