This color combo has produced for me on Ten mile for smallmouth...
This color combo was created from Mike Steiner, Orvis Fly Fishing Guide at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. When we first started fishing for smallmouth around my house, he always preferred a Black Deciever. I made up a few all black versions as well as this combo of black and purple. He's response this morning: "That dog will hunt." I tied these a bit on the smaller size since I need to restock some of my larger hook sizes, but they should work well.
Hook: any straight eye saltwater hook #1-4
Tail: pseudo hair
Flash: any type
Collar: polar chenille to match
Eyes: Lead barbell eyes
Head: Senyo's lazer dubbing