Posts Tagged ‘parachute

31
Mar
16

Fly Pattern: Parachute Emerger

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16
Sep
12

Season’s End?: Recap the Forgottens

With the best of intentions last Winter, I tied up these Quill bodied, Parachute Emergers (about a dozen) and then put them in a little tin box and set them aside. Today, while sorting through my fly boxes, I found the little tin box beneath some bags of fly tying materials. 

Now fishing has been scarce of late. But, what was my plan for this little gem? Did I just tie to practice using quills or contending with that parachute post and wound hackle? I usually tie more for a purpose and less to perfect techniques. If I was to again teach fly tying, I would be perfecting some techniques that I have let languish. 

So, on closer inspection of this little gem…I really had no plan for it. I just tied up some and promptly tucked them away into lonely fly pattern oblivion.

A strategy, a plan, an awareness of why you tie certain patterns and when they would be of use helps one grow as a fly fisher chasing trout or whatever species. As Summer draws to an end, I will do some lake fishing, chase some Silvers, Late Summer Steelhead, trout feeding on eggs below Chinook redds and I seriously doubt the little gem above will be used for any trout fishing until next year. So now might be a good time to research what I had in mind for this fly back last Winter when I tied them. Then I should put them in fly boxes that make them visible and viable. Better planning and management of fly boxes. What can be so hard managing a gazillion flies?

07
Dec
11

Fly Tying: Parachute Pheasant Tail Dry (Uni-‘Floats’)

This is a YouTube vid by Nate on how to tie a Parachute Pheasant Tail Dry Fly ‘hopper’ that incorporates plenty of dubbing, natural pheasant tail fibers and a ‘Uni-Bobber’ or as FishKamp suggests ‘Uni-Floats’. The PT Hopper would lend itself to several color possibilities. A ‘buggy’ pattern with the help of some Gordons.




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