This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Roy Palm’s Frying Pan Biot Green Drake Parachute.
Roy Palm of Frying Pan Anglers in Colorado created this fly. Unfortunately, Roy passed away in November 2019.
If you’ve been around RiverKeeper Flies for a while, you know how I like Green Drakes! I think I’ll give this fly a try in the near future.
I used dyed dun elk for the tail and post; a turkey biot body; and grizzly dyed olive and barred dun hackle for the parachute.
I think it’s close to the original fly pattern, although it doesn’t appear dubbing was used in the thorax, which I added.
I found this fly in A.K. Fly Box (1996) book, by author A.K. Best.
I think I’ll fish it later this week to see how it works.
Enjoy…go fish, stay safe!