Parachute Adam by David Chin page 1 Material: Tying Size 14 Standard Dry fly hook. Mustad 94840 TMC 100 Super fine dubbing- Adam gray Grizzly and brown Saddle hackle Wing Post- antron yarn. Bright orange Thread: uni-thread gray. Thread base 1.1 Start a thread base from behind the eye stopping a ¼ length of hook shank from Eye. Tying in the Antron Wing Post. 1.2 Rotate the vise to turn the hook bottom up. Lay the yarn midpoint and bind down with thread at the end of the thread base. ¼ length from behind the eye. Parachute Adam by David Chin page 2 Securing the wind post. 2.1 Now turn the vise back to its normal normal position. Bring both ends of the Antron yarn upright and begin wrapping thread around it. First wrap is around the base of the yarn clockwise. Make 3 wraps here. Then begin making a thread bump in front and behind the wing post. Building the post #1 2.2 Building the post #2 .3 Start by making a loop around the yarn at the base. After the thread is brought to the f front put the index behind the yarn to hold the thread wrap from coming loose. Then make another loop around the yarn between the finger and the yarn until a good base is created. This will also make the post stand upright Parachute Adam by David Chin page 3 The wing Post 3.1 The Tail 3.2 Measuring the Tail. 3.3 Hold the tails and measure from hook eye to bend of the hook. The Tail tie in 3.4 Grab the tail feathers with the left hand at the point above the eye as indicated by yellow arrow in photo 3.3 Parachute Adam by David Chin page 4 Tying in tail 4.1 Make a couple of soft wraps Lift the fingers for inspection. Then make tight wraps forward and trim off the butt ends. Dubbing the Thread. 4.2 Start at the top of the thread. Use very little Dry fly super fine dubbing- Adam’s Gray. Apply on the thread and twist it with the finger to adhere it to the thread. Put a little moisture on the fingers and the dubbing should smooth out and at the same time adhering to the thread. Gradually build up the thread with more Dubbing as you progress downward. Do not reverse twist. Clockwise or Counter Clockwise all the way. Wrapping the body. 4.3 Begin wrapping the body from the tail towards the eye. Maintain a tapered body and a small head. Parachute Adam by David Chin page 5 Tying in the hackles. 5.1 Select a grizzly saddle hackle. Measure the hackle with a gauge for size 14 hook. Or bend the feather to get at least 1 hook gap to one and a half. Strip off fibers at the butt end for the tie in. Binding to the post. 5.2 After tying tightly in 5.1 wrap the hackle tightly and up the post. Tying in the Brown Hackle 5.3 Strip off fibers at the butt end. Tie just behind the eye. Then wrap backward and up the post as in photo Parachute Adam by David Chin page 6 Wrapping the Brown hackle. 6.1 hackle with a hackle pliers and Turn the vise so that the fly is on its side. Catch hackle with pliers and wrap close at the base of the post from 2 to 4 wraps. Use the thread to make 2 wraps to bind down the hackle. Then use a blade cut off the excess hackle. Wrapping the Grizzly Hackle. 6.2 Wrap the grizzly hackle over the brown hackle. Tie of at the base of the post. Trim excess hackle. Cut the antron post to a height the length of the hook shank.
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