Parachute Hopper SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, Feb 20, 2013.

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    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - UTC 140 tan
    body - dubbing hare's ear
    rib - Uni-stretch brown
    wing - landscape fabric
    post - Congo Hair white
    hackle - grizzly
    legs - pheasant tail (knotted)

    A not entirely organic version of the Schroeder Parachute Hopper - Congo Hair instead of calf body/tail post (less bulk at tie-in) and landscape fabric instead of turkey quill wing (more durable). A low floater and really effective in smaller sizes (#12-16); another change-of-pace fly for fish that see a lot of foam creations.


    mash down barb and attach thread at 70% mark

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    take a clump of Congo Hair

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    put it underneath the hook and pull up

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    wrap around base to lock in

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    and up to create post

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    brush on a bit of Sally

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    prep hackle (upsize by 1) and tie in on post, shiny side out (fibers will "cup" up)

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    move thread towards bend, tie in ribbing, wrap back to point above hook bend

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    apply dubbing

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    wrap a tapered body up to post

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    spiral ribbing forward

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    round over end of wing (hook gap width)

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    apply a spot of Super Glue and tie in wing

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    knot some pheasant tail fibers (make 2; reverse the direction for the other leg so they splay away from each other)

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    tie in near

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    and far

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    trim butts and smooth head with thread wraps

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    apply a bit more dubbing and apply to head; finish with thread at base of post

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    start hackle at top of thread post

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    wrap hackle down post (8 wraps from this feather) and let it hang down

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    trap hackle with 2 thread wraps at base of post

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    half hitch x 2 at eye, SHHAN, trim post (hook shank length), trim legs, go fish

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
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  2. nice tie!
     

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