Parachute Dry Flies
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Parachute Dry Flies
|Parachute Adams Traditional||Parachute Gulper Special|
|Parachute Adams, (TW)||Parachute Light Cahill|
|Parachute Blue Wing Olive||Parachute ParaWulff, Purple|
|Parachute Cream Puff||Parachute Purple Haze|
|Parachute March Brown||Parachute Trico|
|Parachute style flies are constructed so that the hackle is wound horizontally around the up-right wing instead of vertically around hook shank as in conventional flies. The hackle is what gives most dry flies their floatation. The Parachute hackle configuration allows a fly to|
float well in rough water. Parachutes are stable in
heavy flows, but are also delicate on smooth surfaces. They are
equally useful on mountain run-off streams, spring creeks and lakes.
Parachutes are extremely popular dry flies. The single biggest reason is that they are easy for anglers to see on the water. Most Parachute style flies are tied with a white wing posts. White is easy for people to see but doesn't seem to spook trout. However, Parachutes tied with wings tied from fluorescent materials have shown themselves to be an advantage under certain light conditions and are becoming more and more popular. Check out our TwiLight (TW) Parachute patterns. They have a fluorescent blue or red Antron loop wing posts that are visible against almost any background. Even young eyes will appreciate these flies.
The most proven dry fly presentation in moving water is the drag free drift. Odds go way up when you can place your fly perfectly in a rising trout's feeding lane. This may be accomplished only if the fly is visible.
Parachute Flies are very popular for imitating mayfly hatches. Because of the hackle placement, Parachutes ride with the fly body sitting flush on the water. These versatile patterns may be used to imitate the slim profiles of may fly emergers, duns or spinners. Under some circumstances Parachutes can even serve as floating nymphs. Remember you can always use your leader clipper or scissors to trim a fly in the field to make it fit your current situation.
Traditional, White Wing
This is one of the most popular dry flies in the Pacific Northwest. It is used to imitate a wide variety of mayfly and caddis species. It is often the best searching pattern when no surface activity apparent. The wing is made from white calf body hair.
|14-0080-12||Parachute Adams Traditional, White Wing||12||3 for $5.85|
|14-0080-14||Parachute Adams Traditional, White Wing||14||3 for $5.85|
|14-0080-16||Parachute Adams Traditional, White Wing||16||3 for $5.85|
|14-0080-18||Parachute Adams Traditional, White Wing||18||3 for $5.85|
|Hi- Vis Parachute Adams,
TwiLight, Red Wing
This pattern incorporates a fluorescent red Antron loop wing. This color is easier to see than white when fishing where there are a lot of foam patches on the water.
|14-0030-14||Hi-Vis Parachute Adams, TwiLight, Red Wing||14||3 for $5.85|
|14-0030-16||Hi-Vis Parachute Adams, TwiLight, Red Wing||16||3 for $5.85|
|14-0030-18||Hi-Vis Parachute Adams, TwiLight, Red Wing||18||3 for $5.85|
Parachute Blue Wing Olive
This is a have to have pattern when fishing western streams and lakes. The wing is blue dun colored poly, which give the fly superior floatation.
|12066||Blue Wing Olive Parachute||14||3 for $5.85|
|12067||Blue Wing Olive Parachute||16||3 for $5.85|
|12068||Blue Wing Olive Parachute||18||3 for $5.85|
This fly is very popular for imitating Pale Morning Dun Mayflies on our local rivers. Hatches can start in early May and continue through August.
|20442||Parachute Cream Puff||16||3 for $5.85|
|20443||Parachute Cream Puff||18||3 for $5.85|
This very effective low floating quill body dry fly has a wing post made from lightweight highly visible poly. It is very easy to see, especially on dark overcast days.
|14-0090-14||Parachute March Brown||14||3 for $5.85|
This is one of the best late season Callibaetis patterns for local mountain lakes. It has also proven itself as a mayfly spinner pattern for many streams and lakes.
|11750||Parachute Gulper Special||16||3 for $5.85|
|11751||Parachute Gulper Special||18||3 for $5.85|
This popular fly imitates several species of light colored mayflies. It is very easy to see.
|12074||Parachute Light Cahill||14||3 for $5.85|
|12075||Parachute Light Cahill||16||3 for $5.85|
|12076||Parachute Light Cahill||18||3 for $5.85|
Parachute ParaWulff, Purple
Jack Dennis from Jackson Hole, WY combined the Wulff and Parachute styles of flies by using the second wing of the Wulff as a second parachute post to wrap a hackle around. This gives double the visibility to the angler and double the floatation for the fly. The ParaWulff, although exceptionally difficult to tie, became very popular because it made fishing rough water easier. Why the purple body color? Some angler believe that trout can see ultra-violet colors that we can't see. It works!
|14-0138-14||Parachute ParaWulff, Purple||14||3 for $5.85|
|14-0138-16||Parachute ParaWulff, Purple||16||3 for $5.85|
Parachute Purple Haze
Maybe purple is the new black? No this is not the Purple Haze made famous by Jimmy Hendrix. This one was made famous by trout fishers in the West.
|14-0010-14||Parachute Purple Haze||14||3 for $5.85|
|14-0010-16||Parachute Purple Haze||16||3 for $5.85|
|14-0010-18||Parachute Purple Haze||18||3 for $5.85|
Finally a Trico pattern that is easy to see.
|PD040-18||Parachute Trico||18||3 for $5.85|
|PD040-20||Parachute Trico||20||3 for $5.85|
key to success is "understanding". You can never know enough.
Understanding the organisms that trout feed on is one of the keys to catching trout.
The Hatch Guide For Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer
is great reference material for the trout fisher.
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