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07-24-2006 10:16 AM
Smolt Charlie,

Please accept my belated thanks for this post. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to review it until today. My best intentions notwithstanding, I did not tie any of these flies for the trip we took to the Miramichi last week (a report on which will be posted later today or tomorrow).
07-14-2006 08:16 PM
flytyer Another way to tie this or other parachute flies in by using the hackle stem(s) as the hackle post. To do this: 1) strip the web from the butt of the hackle (don't cut or break off these bare stems); 2) tie in the hackle so there is only a very short section of stem before the hackle fibers begin; 3) stand the hackle butt up with a few wraps of thread at its base; 4) wrap the hackle around its own stems; 5) tie the hackle off; and 6) put a drop of flexible cement (such as Flexament) on the stems about the wrapped hackle, this locks the hackle in place). Then all you do is cut off the hackle stems slightly above where the hackle is wrapped.

This technique allows you to tie parachute flies with woodduck flank wings, mallard flank wings, teal flank wings, or duck or goose quill wings. Heck it even work very well to tie a wingless mayfly spinner imitation. I'll have to get my wife to take pictures of me doing it and then post a step-by-step of the technique in the next week or so.
07-14-2006 10:51 AM
juro Jim -

Does the foam provide enough structure to wrap and tie off? Are we talking those small closed cell cylinders?

07-14-2006 10:47 AM
txraddoc GREAT pics and description of tying, pretty much textbook.

I like to tie the fly with a white foam post for the parachute to be wrapped on rather than the pin. This makes it somewhat lighter, which may or may not be good depending on how you are fishing it.

Tight Lines,

Jim Y
07-14-2006 06:03 AM
juro That's a very clear and concise description, I'd wondered how to tie this fly and now I know.

The way people feel about this fly on the Gaspe clearly convinces me of it's effectiveness.

The technique also opens up possibilities and invokes many thoughts about flies for other fisheries where I have been meaning to create certain effects whether for bonefishing, trout or warmwater.

thanks bro
07-14-2006 05:36 AM
Warren Charlie,
Nice post & a great looking fly
07-13-2006 01:31 PM
Charlie Finish the head and you are done with the fly.
07-13-2006 01:30 PM
Charlie Wrap the hackles around the Pin and tie them off. Another good tip to use when tying parachute hackles is to make each wrap of the hackle under the proceeding one. You will find that they look much neater than if you wrapped them randomly up and down the post.
07-13-2006 01:29 PM
Charlie Wrap some floss over the tie in point of the bear hair in front of the pin.
07-13-2006 01:29 PM
Charlie Tie in a few silver badger hackles.
07-13-2006 01:28 PM
Charlie Wrap some floss over the tie in point of the bear hair behind the pin.
07-13-2006 01:27 PM
Charlie Tie in some black bear hair on top of the hook as shown. And clip off the excess.
07-13-2006 01:27 PM
Charlie Tie in some green floss and wrap the body of the fly with it up to the pin. Leave some excess floss hanging for later use.
07-13-2006 01:26 PM
Charlie Tie the pre-bent pin on top of the hook shank about an 8th of an inch back from the eye of the hook.
07-13-2006 01:25 PM
Charlie Put a hook in the vise, start the thread, (since the body will be bright green I am using white thread to keep the color from bleeding through) and tie in the silver tag.
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