Everybody has their go-to dry fly pattern and it would not be surprising if the Parachute Adams was at the top of many people’s list, or at least some variation of this great fly.
Finding fish that are keying in on an emerging mayfly is an exhilarating experience and this the Parachute Adams fly provides a great opportunity to fool these fish.
The most challenging step in tying this pattern is creating the parachute post and wrapping it cleanly with hackle. There are a variety of techniques to accomplish this and this video captures one of those strategies.
- Hook: size 12-20 dry fly; TMC 100
- Thread: 8/0 uni or UTC 70 denier
- Tail: brown or grizzle hackle fibers
- Abdomen: frog hair dubbing
- Thorax: frog hair dubbing
- Parachute: para-post
- Hackle: grizzly saddle hackle
- Set up your fly tying vise
- Fix the hook in the vise's jaw
- Push play on the video tutorial