Fly Tying: The Tan Silk Parachute

Trying something new this afternoon: my first fly tying video. My video production skills will need some work but I think you will get the point.

Here on the Upper Delaware, we do a lot of dry fly fishing in flat water. The river is know for it’s mile long “eddies” after all. Low floating dry flies are very popular because they work. Parachute flies are a favorite of mine, but I like to throw the trout a curve or two.

I have written previously about translucency and my efforts to improve the translucency in my dry flies this year. Pure silk dubbing makes strides toward that end. Selecting variegated colors and barring in dry fly hackles is another of my particular touches that adds realism and life to the fly.

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