Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Parachute Adams.
Daiichi 1180, #12 – 20
Moose body hair
Superfine gray dubbing
Brown and grizzly
- Attach thread behind eye and wind halfway down hook. Wind thread halfway back towards eye. You’re now at the ¼ point.
- Post poly by securing on hook. Wind thread wraps up and down post to create firm base for hackle.
- Select 5 – 6 moose body hair fibers, align tips and tie in with tail length equal to body. Trim butts.
- Dub tapered body to post.
- Tie in both hackles around hook and up post.
- Dub remaining thorax area and leave thread at hook eye.
- Wind hackle down post and tie off.
- Whip finish.
For a brief history of the Parachute Adams, check out the Throw Back Thursday Fly post.
Tying notes: I recently tied size 14 fly and used 14 thread wraps to complete post.
Like your jump to fly swap, you will have great fun.
Hey john when you have 2 hackles do you rap them one at a time or both at same time?
Your doing a great job! I sure hope it is not cutting into your tying time too much. I know karen is a little worried! Max
I happen to wrap both at the same time. After posting the poly, I tie each hackle in separately and wrap thread to the top of poly. After finishing tail and body, I pull hackle down parallel to hook shank and wrap together one wrap below the other. I’ve seen others wrap up and down the post. I tie down, minimizing the number of barbs that might get caught. But as you know, there are no specific rules to tie flies. Whatever works for you!
When I’m lazy, I have some Whiting dun grizzly hackle and only use 1 hackle. I’m not sure the fish know the difference. Seems to work just fine. Remember, there are flies to catch fish and different flies to catch fishermen!