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Parachute Dun.

It is not so much the colour of this pattern that makes it so successful on most streams, but the way it is tied. Parachute hackles were first developed around 1920. At one stage Hardy Bros.of England marketed them under the name of Ride-Rite. Due to the manner in which these flies sit on the water, they are highly effective on medium to fast flowing riffles. The suggestion is that the trout target the upright wing as a trigger point as it swiftly moves past their point of vision. The parachute hackle formation actually holds the fly so that the wings sit upright, imitating the natural drift of a floating dun on fast water.

Parachute Hackle Dun

Build Stages.

Hook: Kamasan B 405 / Tiemco TMC 100
Hook size: 18 to 20

Tail: Brown cock hackle.

Body: Possum fur & Antron dubbing blend.

Wings: Hi-Vis fibres.

Hackle: Brown cock hackle.

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