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Winger Parachute SBS

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:27 pm
by ScottP
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I've seen this fly in a few places; thought it looked cool, decided to give it a try. Tied here in PMD colors; change to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 320 #16
thread - UTC 70 yellow
tail - hackle fibers light ginger
body - biot PMD
wing - hen hackle tips dun
thorax - Superfine dubbing PMD
hackle - light ginger (oversize by 1)


Mash down barb, attach thread, wrap back to point above barb and make a small thread bump

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even tips on some hackle fibers, measure for length (shank); tie in tight against the bump to set the angle

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tie in moistened biot notch-side down for a ribbed body; wrap forward and tie off

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take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (entire hook); tie in at 70% mark

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trim butts, smooth with thread; pull wings up/back and wrap in front to set the proper angle

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post the wings

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tie in hackle, shiny side out

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dub thread, dub thorax

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wrap hackle down the post, cup side up; let it hang and tie off at base, one wrap through the thorax, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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all dun

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full frontal

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Re: Winger Parachute SBS

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:06 am
by MTgrayling
I think you've got it!

I'd take 2 doz of these with med dun split tails and wings last week.

Re: Winger Parachute SBS

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:25 am
by Surly
I didn't know Kip was a fly fisherman. Learn something every day!

Re: Winger Parachute SBS

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:46 pm
by Lando
I will take 2 dozen. PM me where to mail a check.

Re: Winger Parachute SBS

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:04 am
by ScottP
One of the issues I had with this fly was a somewhat unstable wing prone to torquing when winding the hackle. Playing around with all the Hacklestacker variations lately gave me an idea so I added a little re-enforcement to alleviate that problem

tail and abdomen installed

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tie in loop at front of abdomen

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prep wing, tie in (lay wing over back of fly), trim

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hook the loop on the gallows, pull the wings up on either side and post

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dub rear of thorax

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trim butt of hackle extra-long and tie in at base of post (unlike traditional parachute where I the the hackle up the post, this way is a bit more stable); the first few wraps of hackle are bare stem up to the top of the post, then back down (cup side up) to the base (I also tried it as a Hacklestacker wrapping the hackle up and down the post, but it was a bit too "fuzzy " for me); it also helps to wrap the hackle in the opposite direction of the that used to create the post to keep the tips aligned properly

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tie off hackle at base of post; trim

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dub rest of thorax

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trim loop at base of wing, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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