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Fly of the Month

May  2014   

  

                                                                    PT PARACHUTE

 

 

This fly is useful as a general searching pattern, an imitation of dark colored duns and also during spinner falls.  The original called for pheasant tail fibers to be wound on as a body.  Since the advent of zelon or antron based dubbings in pheasant tail color, replacing the fibers with the synthetic creates a much more durable fly.  It is also commonly tied with a dun hackle in place of the brown.

 

 

                                                Hook  :  Dry fly,  #12 - #18

                                                Tail  :  Pheasant tail fibers

                                                Body  :  Pheasant tail colored synthetic dubbing

                                                Rib (optional)  :  Fine red colored wire

                                                Wing  :  Calf body hair - tied as a post

                                                Hackle  :  Brown - parachute

 

 

Alan Bowers

Fly tied by John Lazar

 

Pheasant Tail Parachute

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