Below are two of my favorite flies here in Montana. The Prince Nymph (anywhere, anytime) and the Purple Haze (especially on Slough Creek after the cutties have seen every foam pattern imaginable all Summer long). While the Purple Haze reflects a song made famous by Jimi Hendrix, I can't help but sing "I only want to see you standing in the Purple Haze. Purple Haze, Purple Haze." along the lines of one of Prince's most famous hits, "Purple Rain". He was set to play that song with several others during the halftime show of the 2007 Superbowl during a downpour. When asked if he could play in the rain by the staff, he said "Yes. Can't you make it rain harder?" Like the performer, these flies are up to the challenge and they are a must in any fly fisher's box here in Montana.
While I'm more of a fan of two types of music, country AND western, I can certainly appreciate the guitar mastery displayed by Prince. We're sorry to see him go. "Count it".