Parachute Dry Fly Step by Step


One of my favourite dry fly styles both to tie and fish is the parachute style. The parachute acts as an indicator for the fly, and thus allows you to see very small flies easily, and also allows you to see larger flies at great distances. Usually used to imitate the dun stage of mayflies, the style is useful when incorporated into other patterns as well such as emerger patterns.   Step One: Set the hook in the vise. Step Two: Start a thread base. Step Three: Stack your deer or elk hair in a stacker, remove the underfur and line up the tips so they extend about half a hook shank forward of the eye. Step Four: Pinching the

Beginning – Materials and Equipment


Fly tying has always been an integral part of fly fishing.  Just like the gadgets you get to use fly fishing, there are all sorts of fly tying tools to play with.  When the season is off, and there is nothing but snow, you can turn to fly tying for a little fly fishing relief! For most people who get themselves tangled up in fly fishing, its only a matter of time before they begin tying their own flies. It makes the entire experience that much more personal. Likely, you fish several river in a dedicated fashion. By that I mean that when you go to one of your favourite streams in June, you probably have a pretty good idea

Uni Thread


Tying flies requires the same delicate finesse as say playing the harp. The smaller the diameter of thread you are using, the neater you will keep your fly, eliminating bulk and plump, oversized heads. I’ve played around with quite a few different threads, and there is one that always stands above the rest. UNI Products J.G. Côté Inc. started in 1989 when fly fisher and fly tier extrodinaire Mr. Jean-Guy Côté was looking for new, innovative products to use in his tying. Finding that one of the most critical factors in a well tied fly was the thread itself, he decided embark on a mission to create a thread that was designed specifically for the purpose, and of far higher