For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
The parachute dry fly. I don't know who created it but I do believe it is one of our most effective fly styles ever created. I know everyone who has fished for trout has used this type of fly. There have been many times when the "parachute" has brought a few big ones to the surface for me. The body profile brings this fly in a perfect position for a feeding trout. It's circular wound hackle makes it float well and the parachute post makes it highly visible. I first saw this fly style tied at the Fly Fishing Show in Wilmington MA. I was especially taken by the way the tyer had a gallows type of set up in order to accomplish the the job. Over the years I have tried my best to recreate this fly and I can honestly say "I can't do it"...I have been blessed by other tyers who have kept my fly boxes full of these parachute flies. I have not given up on trying to master this fly and I will show you some of my work this winter.
The Adams Parachute....up first.
Various sulphur parachutes...I have a fondness for this fly.