For the past week or so, we’ve been seeing the first Hendricksons popping on the Battenkill. If spring ever really arrives–it’s currently 48 and raining–we will get the chance to throw dry flies for some of the largest browns of the season. In this week’s great video from Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, he demonstrates how to tie a simple, clean Hendrickson Parachute pattern that’s quick to tie and should float nicely in the surface film. Building on his series on various methods for creating parachute patterns, Tim replaces the fussy thread steps with UV-cure resin. I think you’ll agree that the results are impressive. Watch this baby in sweet, sweet 4K for maximum effect.
Hook: Dry-fly hook (here a Dai-Riki #320), sizes 12-16.
Thread: Tan, 8/0 or 70-denier.
Tail: Coq de Leon hackle fibers.
Body: Hendrickson-pink Super Fine dubbing.
Post: Light gray Para Post.
Adhesive #1: UV-cure resin
Hackle: Light dun hackle.
Thorax: Hendrickson-pink Super Fine dubbing.
Adhesive #2: UV-cure resin
2 thoughts on “Video: How to Tie the Parachute Hendrickson”
We old timers never expected Hendrickson’s before April 25th at the earliest. That said, our eternal March has gotten a bit old!
It’s been chilly the last week and a half here in CT. It is downright cold for this time of year. I have been using super glue as a whip finish for a number of years now. Seems to me that Using UV resin in this application makes sense and for a cleaner tied fly.