The Parachute Adams is without a doubt, one of today’s most popular patterns. The high visibility wing coupled with the lower floating parachute hackle team up to provide a solid fish-catching silhouette with angler appeal. The PA can imitate any type of mayfly, even though it is too dark for some and too light for others. It also works as a caddis when skittered, a spinner pattern and a general attractor. This fly is versatile! The tying sequence here also shows my method for tying in and wrapping a parachute wing and hackle. It is a bit different from most others and, I think, a vast improvement.

Fly Tying Recipe:
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HOOK: #12-22 TMC 100 SP-BL

THREAD: DARK GRAY VEEVUS 14/0

TAIL: BROWN AND GRIZZLY SPADE HACKLE FEATHERS

WING: MCFLYLON, COLOR OF CHOICE

HACKLE: BROWN AND GRIZZLY ROOSTER CAPE OR SADDLE FEATHERS

BODY: ADAMS GRAY SUPERFINE DUBBING