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Dads Favourite parachute


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Dads Favourite Parachute



Name: Dads Favourite parachute


Sizes: 16 - 18
Hook: Kamasan B170 medium traditional
Tail: Ginger Brown hackle fibers
Body: Stripped Peacock Herl
Wings: Pearl Crystal Flash
Hackle Ginger brown


Tying Instructions: Dads Favourite Parachute.

I tie this fly on a #16 long shank or a #16 short shank hook, rather than using the #18. That way you have more hooking power with the larger hook gap!


Bind hook shank with thread, tie in the tail and stripped peacock herl (strip it by pulling the herl gently between thumb and fore finger) Then tie in wing post and continue building up the under body to create the tapered body shape. Apply a little glue to the wing post to give it more strength and apply some to the body then wind the stripped herl up the body to in front of the post and tie in.


Tie in your hackle a head of the wing post and wind around post, bring forward and whip or half hitch to finish, glue head. And there you have a Dads Favourite Parachute - an excellent fly for fussy fish!