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    I have always been concerned about the way the standard or Catskill dry flies sit on the water.
    The same applied to a Parachute fly. They all had have a Halo effect with the hackle.
    Standard mayflies does not have a HALO leg setup.
    All of the flies mentioned, does catch plenty of fish.
    With one of my previous creations, X-FACTOR. http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showt...do-you-have-it

    It was tied to resemble the profile of the fly and create a similar silhouette and foot print on the water.
    Have a look at the photos of the mayflies and look at the legs
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    If you look at the photos of Parachute flies that I have googled it also does not "look like a mayfly"
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    Make no mistake, they are SUPER efficient flies and catch lots and lots of fish.

    Since the X-Factor, I have been thinking about a more "life like" Parachute fly
    How do get a better profile?
    How do I get a better foot print?
    Well I think I finally found it.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    This is a variant on the standard Parachute fly.
    I have taken a Parachute fly and altered the tying a little and according to my humble reasoning, improved it a bit.

    You tie any standard parachute fly. Adams as an example.
    You can tie the parachute the way that you prefer
    The difference comes after you have tied in the hackle.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Waiting with bated breath for the Punch Line and Photos
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    Some photos of the process
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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
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    The difference starts once you have tied of the parachute hackle.
    Apply dubbing to the thread and split the parachute and the hackle in front and back along the hookshank.
    Do a figure 8 wrap thru the parachute and thru the hackle, swinging around the hook shank.
    You can also do a criss cross wrap along the same lines to build up the thorax section.
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    Last edited by Korrie; 04-10-15 at 12:21 PM.
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Waiting with bated breath for the Punch Line and Photos
    Hi Jax
    will come, struggling a bit with Windows 10 and resizing and computer wanting to restart.
    Had to resize everything again and start all over
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    You can tie the abodmen first or last depending on what or which style you prefer.
    You can have a quill abdomen, dubbed abdomen, this is only applicable to the parachute and hackle.
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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    The photos are of the very first ones I have tied, one or 2 small changes have been made.
    the idea is to create a fly with the perfect foot print, silhouette and profile
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    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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