Parachute patterns have been round for a very long time, however I doubt you’ve ever seen one tied like this. The late, nice tier Dick Talleur was a giant fan of utilizing glue to carry the hackle and put up of parachute patterns collectively, however Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions makes use of a brand new product, Bondic, to create a greater put up and to permit the tier to wrap the hackle with out the typically irritating and awkward tying-off course of.
This an excellent video walks you thru Flagler’s unorthodox course of and reveals you management the thread, make excellent tails, and assemble a wingpost that’ll blow your thoughts. Not do you must attempt to negotiate holding the put up with one hand, whereas wrapping the hackle with the opposite. Discuss trendy progress! Plus, this sample will work to create any mayfly imitation. All you must do is change the colours of the physique and the hackle.
Mild Cahill Parachute
Hook: 1X-long dry-fly hook (right here a Dai-Riki #300), dimension 14.
Thread: Yellow, eight/zero or 70-denier.
Put up: White Polypropylene floating yarn.
Dubbing ball: Mild Cahill Superfine dubbing.
Tails: Coq de Leon fibers.
Physique: Mild Cahill Superfine dubbing.
Adhesive 1: Bondic UV remedy.
Hackle: White dry-fly hackle.
Thorax: Mild Cahill Superfine dubbing.
Adhesive 2: Bondic UV remedy.