Video: Tying in a Parachute Post for Dry Flies

Alan Gardner has a pleasant video here on how to tie in a synthetic parachute post for the construction of a parachute dry fly pattern. Caleb Boyle also provides some useful tips on constructing a parachute post. Also, see comments section and Tim Rolston’s excellent suggestions too! This is how we learn.

Spumoni SB

The Spumoni Dry Fly with the hot pink and yellow and white synthetic materials combined to form the parachute post. The hot post colors aid in siting the fly.

2 Responses to “Video: Tying in a Parachute Post for Dry Flies”

  1. October 23, 2013 at 19:24

    Thanks Gary, I tie a huge number of parachute patterns mostly because they work so well on fine tippet and don’t require changing that tippet for larger flies in the same way that Catskill ties do.

    I would venture, at the risk of being egotistical, that there is a better way of manufacturing more durable parachute patterns than shown here. Perhaps your readers would be interested in two free resources.

    A video clip on tying the BSP (Bog Standard Parachute) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuWwEZVTOI and a free downloadable eBooklet on the method used for tying parachute patterns, called “Who Packed Your Parachute” .

    Available free from: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/17437
    Done this way the hackles VIRTUALLY NEVER come apart, the bodies of all my parachute patterns fall to pieces before the hackle gives in.

    The method can be used for any parachute pattern, with any body material, post or tails all to equally good effect.

    Regards Tim


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