Parachute Green Drake


pgd-final.jpg
  • Hook: Size 12 TMC 100
  • Thread: Wapsi UTC 70 Black
  • Tail: Moose Mane Tips
  • Body: Olive Fentex
  • Ribbing: Yellow Monocord or floss
  • Wing: Dark Olive Calf Tail
  • Legs: Olive/Grizzly Neck Hackle
pgd01.jpg

Measure 4-5 moose mane tips to be the length of the hook.

pgd02.jpg

Tie the moose mane tips in at the bend of the hook.

pgd03.jpg

Move the thread forward about ¾’s up the hook.

pgd04.jpg

Tie in a small clump of dark olive calf tail.

pgd05.jpg

Tie in front and around the base of the calf tail to form a single upright wing stem.

pgd06.jpg

Move the thread to the back of the hook and tie in a strand of olive fentex and the yellow monocord or floss.

pgd07.jpg

Wrap the olive fentex forward to form a tapered body and tie off behind the wing stem. (Do not cut off excess material).

pgd08.jpg

Wrap the monocord or floss forward to form 4 to 5 bright yellow ribs on the fly, tie off and cut excess.

pgd09.jpg

Tie in one olive/grizzly hackle, wrap around the wing stem, parachute style, and tie off.

pgd10.jpg

Take the excess olive fentex, make two wraps behind the wing and then wrap in-front of the wing to form a small head on the fly, making sure the fentex is wrapped under the hackle.

pgd11.jpg

Whip finish, head cement and the fly is ready for the water.