This parachute style fly was developed in the 1950’s by famous tier Wayne “Buz” Buszek for use on his local California streams. It has since become to be utilized as a general searching pattern. A gold wire rib can be added to increase the durability of the peacock herl body. When winding the hackle on the hair post each turn is made underneath the preceding one. You might find that using calf body hair for the wing rather than the original calf tail might be easier and look better. Lift the hackle fibers out of the way before tying off the hackle.

Hook : Dry fly, #12-#16
Wing : White calf tail or body hair – tied as a post
Tail : White calf tail
Rib : Fine gold wire (optional)
Body : Peacock herl
Hackle : Cree or dark ginger and grizzly mixed
Alan Bowers

Fly tied by Alan Bowers