Fishing Fly tying

Fly tying: Finishing your parachute post

We’ve showed several of Tim Flagler’s videos over the last few weeks on tying in parachute posts—there are several methods that he has demonstrated to make this somewhat complicated method a little bit easier. Now, it’s just up to you to find the method that works best for you. For me, I’m a fan of the 90-degree method.

But what about finishing that post with hackle? Are there just as many ways to finish a parachute dry fly with hackle as there are to tie in the posts? Probably, yes. Above, Flagler demonstrates a good method for finishing off the hackle for a traditional parachute dry fly. It looks easy, but it will take some practice to really master. See what you think.

— Chris Hunt

By Chris Hunt.