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Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES

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I also use super hair or any of the material for my saltwater flies

Posted on: 2007/11/29 21:42


Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES
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Parachute adams tying video:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_XZlX0mau0

Posted on: 2007/11/30 7:19


Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES
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I pretty much tie parachutes the same way as the video I posted above - only not as fast! I mostly use poly yarn for the post – it doesn’t add bulk when tied on top of the hook shank and doubled up, it gives a good look, and floats well. I, like in the video, tie in the hackle vertically along the post. It gives the post more stiffness. I leave 1/16” or so of bare stem, so I am able to pull the hackle feather horizontally, and begin to wind it down the post. The one thing that I do differently is turn the hook 90* to wrap the hackle. In the video, a jointed right angle hackle pliers are used. I may have to get one after looking at the video.

BTW, the tier is Charlie Craven.

Posted on: 2007/11/30 7:52


Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES

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Calf's tail and crazy glue is the ticket. Build your post then take a super small drop of glue and place it at the base of your post. I mean small so it does not wick up the post to far. Then add your dubbing and hackle. When you are done with the hackle apply one more drop of glue for the final wrap. This will secure the hackle to the post.

I use a small sewing needle to apply the glue.

Posted on: 2007/11/30 15:51


Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES

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remember glue adds weight,,yea-yea I know you only add a small amount, But on a dry fly thats like adding 100lbs. extra for the hackle to hold above the surface film...

Remeber folks the more you add the heavier that fly weighs, one less turn of thread, a little less dubbing it might float for ever...

Posted on: 2007/12/5 8:09
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Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES
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remember glue adds weight,,yea-yea I know you only add a small amount, But on a dry fly thats like adding 100lbs. extra for the hackle to hold above the surface film...

Remeber folks the more you add the heavier that fly weighs, one less turn of thread, a little less dubbing it might float for ever...


Good point Bob....I would add that using foam for the post does nothing for the fly's bouyancy. Because the foam is not in the water. It is all up to the hackle and tail to suspend the fly.

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Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES

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I agree Maurice...

Posted on: 2007/12/5 8:20
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Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES
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Maurice,

Good point! Some of those foam posts are rather heavy! Closed cell foam can make the parachute "tippy" or land upside down.

Posted on: 2007/12/9 18:55
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Sorry - posted to the wrong thread.

Posted on: 2008/2/14 9:19


Re: TYING PARACHUTE DRY FLIES

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I use foam and synthetics like z-lon. I've also used the Para Post stuff with good results. To get good results with the Para Post, try the knotty parachute.

http://www.utahonthefly.com/flytying/flyarchive/knttyprchtdun.htm

Bill

Posted on: 2008/2/14 9:43



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