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