I received some Purple Hazes from both Ascent Fly Fishing and Big Y Fly company. From each company I bought about 15 - 20 different flies. Below is quick review:
Big Y sent flies all clumped into a single small plastic cup with cap, which made it cumbersome to separate and see what they were. Ascent sent with each fly lined up by type and size stuck to thin styrofoam (pic below).
Below is bad pic for comparison purposes, but the Ascent purple is much shinier with sparkles of some sort and also body is thicker than Big Y's, the Big Y's purple is "matte" like, like a muted purple. I could see Ascent's being a much better attractor.
Ascents parachute is tighter and more refined looking, Big Y's is looks looser and unkept. Ascents tail is little longer and strands have nice separation and flair at end. Big Y's is tighter without natural flair towards end.
Cost - Big difference here, Ascents is 2x cost of Big Y. Big Y is .67 cents down to .63 for quantity, and Ascent is $1.25 and down to $1.00 for 12 or more.
Next time on water I will test both to see if Ascent is worth almost 2x more than Big Y. But overall Ascent's is much better looking fly.