Parachutes give some tiers fits, and tiny parachutes can be downright maddening. Luckily, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions has figured out a way to make the whole process simpler, producing a well-proportioned, cleaned fly in even itty-bitty sizes. The keys are in how Tim handles the materials and in how he makes use of uv-cure resin instead of thread wraps at two important points in the tying process. Give Tim’s method a try, and soon you’ll be twisting up very nice parachutes that will catch fish all winter on your nearest tailwater.
Hook: Uniform-gap dry-fly hook (here a Dai-Riki #320), size 22.
Thread: Black Veevus, 16/0.
Tail: 6 to 8 Coq de Leon fibers.
Post: White polypropylene floating yarn.
Adhesive #1: UV-cure resin.
Body: Adams gray beaver dubbing.
Hackle: Brown and grizzly saddle hackle, mixed.
Thorax:Adams gray beaver dubbing.
Adhesive #2: UV-cure resin.
Tools: Bodkin, pad of sticky notes, fine-tipped scissors.
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