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Parachute Adams

Parachute Adams

Parachute Adams

Recipe: Hook: TMC 100 #12-24 Thread: Lagartun 74 Denier gray Tail: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Hackle fibers Wing: White McFlylon Hackle: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Hackle Body: Gray Superfine Dubbing

Step 1

Start the thread at the 80% point and wrap back to the bend. Tie in a half dozen grizzly hackle fibers at the bend. These fibers should be about a shank length long.

Step 2

Tie another half dozen brown hackle fibers on the top of the grizzly fibers. Make sure both bunches are the same length. Wrap forward over the butt ends to the starting point and clip the excess.

Step 3

Tie in a piece of McFlylon with X-wraps at the 80% point.

Step 4

Pull the two wings above the hook and make a couple post wraps around their bases to gather theminto one unit.

Step 5

Match one brown and one grizzly hackle feathers for size, strip the bases and lay them one on top of the other. Tie the stripped bases in at the front of the hook in front of the wing.

Step 6

Pull the feathers up along the far side of the wing so the inside of the feathers are facing the wing. Post the bare stem of the feathers to the wing with several turns of thread that travel up and down the base of the wing.

Step 7

Dub the body from the base of the tail up to the wing.

Step 8

Continue dubbing all the way up to the hook eye and back to the base of the wing forming a tapered body. End with the thread traveling around the base of the wingpost, and let the bobbin hang on the far side of the hook.

Step 9

Grab the tips of the feathers in rotating hackle pliers and make three turns with them from the top of the post to the bottom.

Step 10

Once you have reached the bottom of the post, pull the hackle tips down on the near side of the hook. Let the pliers hang on the near side.

Step 11

Pick up the bobbin on the far side of the hook and make three tight horizontal turns of thread around the base of the wing between the dubbing and the hackle. Finish by bringing the thread around the shank directly behind the hook eye.

Step 12

Whip finish the thread around the shank right behind the eye. Clip the thread and the tips of the hackle feathers.

Step 13

Trim the wing to a shank length long. Place a drop of cement at the base of the wing.

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