This is a simple little fly, but I really like the way the wing is tied on, flat and looped. This is going to present a great sight on the fly, and perhaps allow you to tie them a little smaller and still be able to keep an eye on it. It’s a beautiful little fly and one I’ll be tying up today.
Hook: Standard Dry fly
Thread: 8/0 black
Shuck: gold z-lon
Body: Peacock herl
Wing: White z-lon, widows web, or other folded into a loop
Hackle: Coachman brown dry hackle
Thorax: chocolate brown ice dub
I’ve been tying up parachutes to fill up my spring box. It’s still a bit away from the opening day, but the weather outside is superb, and with almost no snow in sight, I’m looking to go fishing right away. Leroy uses moose hair for the tail, and I really like that idea, enough to go try out a few right now.
Remember, keep the dubbing light, “You’re not knitting a sweater” lol
I’ve tied my fair share of Woolly Buggers over the years, and caught a ton of fish I might add, but I have never seen it done quite like this. The hackle twisted with the chenille just makes sense. That actually gives me a couple ideas on how to make it even more durable. I’d also like to say thanks to Leroy for wearing the Northern Lights shirt (My old home club) for the video!