Published Mar 9. 2023 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Mar 11. 2023

Parachute Adams

The parachute Adams is probably the most popular dry fly ever created. Parachute flies lay differently on top of the water, and with the right conditions and time of hatch they can work even better than standard catskill style dries. However obviously there are certain times the catskill style can work better as well. So its always recommended having a few of each style in your boxes.

These flies can be tied down to as small, or up to as large as you want. I generally tie them in sizes 10-24 myself, but ive seen people tie them larger and even smaller. They are fairly easy to tie, especially when using a cree hackle. But if you don't have cree, then you can use a brown hackle with a grizzly to give the same effect. Just it takes a bit more work to use two hackles. But as you can see in the video its not all that difficult, just adds a little more time.

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Hook: Risen barbless dry fly 100 (size 12) -
Thread: Veevus 10/0 (brown) -
Tail: Whiting CDL tailing pack (medium pardo) -
Post: Para Post (white) -
Dubbing: UV2 Fine and Dry (adams gray) -
Hackle: Dry Fly Saddle or cape (either cree, or grizzly and brown) -
Glue: Loctite brush on -
Resin: Solarez Ultra-thin UV Resin -

Vise: Renzetti Traveler -
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec -
Fine Tip Scissors: Risen Spring Assist Scissors -
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass -
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench -
UV Light: Ultrafire UV Super Power -

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