Published May 15. 2018 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited May 18. 2018

BWO Hackle Stacker Emerger Fly

One of my favorite emerger/dry flies to tie is the Hackle Stacker or Paraloop style fly. The tying technique may take a little bit of time to get right, but it is worth putting in the time at the vise.

The style seems to have been developed by several anglers around the same time. Ian Moutter wrote the book tying Flies the Paraloop Way (, and Bob Quigley has popularized the style with his Umpqua tied series of flies. Ned Long and Jim Cramer also have credit in the development of the style.

You can switch out colors to match the hatch and create versions of gingers, PMD, slates, Adams, etc.

BWO Hackle Stacker Fly pattern
Hook: Firehole 419 #12-18 or choice of dry fly hook
Thread: Olive 8/0 70d
Tail: Dun hackle fibers
Ribbing/Body: Chartreuse pearl Flashabou
Body: Bone Dry UV coating or other UV resin or cement
Loop: Mono or tippet
Wing: Blue Dun hackle
Thorax: Olive Ice dubbing


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Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700
Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose

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