Purple Chubby Chernobyls
In the last several years the Purple Chubby Chernobyl has gained an almost cult-like following. Success generally breeds popularity and this pattern is no exception. Why would a trout eat a purple stonefly? We have hypothesized as to why this may be and we are willing to share our thoughts with you. The most popular version utilizes purple UV dubbing. UV light partially reflects off water and could potentially make the fly appear brighter and more attractive in and on the surface film on sunny days. We have also explored the idea that the darker purple color provides a more dramatic color contrast in the low light hours and is more visible to fish. Whatever the reason this fly has become a standout favorite among anglers fishing the salmon fly hatches across the West and you should reserve several slots in your box for them.