Published Jul 2. 2023 - 1 year ago

LDO Parachute Dun

When it comes to imitating mayflies on the surface, few flies are better than parachutes. They are fast and relatively easy to tie, they float very well and they offer a good profile, similar to the natural, upright insect. Cut off the wing and the fly will pass as an emerger. Large Dark Olive (LDO) has two generations, one in the spring and one in the early autumn. The insects in the autumn hactch are smaller than the ones in the spring hatch, so tie them just as this one, but a size smaller. We have had the skilled flyfisher and flytyer Lars Chr. Bentsen behind the vise to tie and explain techniques on parachute flies in this video, and giving his bid on a effective dun pattern for trouts and graylings.

Hook: Ahrex Traditional Dry FW501 # 12
Thread: Olive UNI 8/0
Wing: Brown poly yarn
Tail: Dark dun hackle fibres
Body: FlyRite #42, Dark Olive Brown
Hackle: Dark dun hackle
Thorax: FlyRite #42, Dark Olive Brown

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