Taking the advice of Mike over at Troutrageous!, at least suggestions #1, 8, and 9, I figured I would work on some more of the upside down parachute flies using the #18 3x long nymph/dry hooks to see how those would look.
So, I’ve been knocking out a few flies while rocking to Pandora. They just played a cool song called One Day Too Late by Skillet.
Three Of Today’s Upside Down Flies:
The Guts Of The Bug:
The natural hare’s ear parachute is obviously tied with hare’s ear dubbing with the parachute portion of the fly being tied upside down on the 3x long hook. I think this may provide the silhouette I was shooting for. This fly also features brown hen hackle for the tail, cream z-lon post, and brown hackle.
The olive version is tied with an olive foam body, triple dun micro fibbet tail, medium dun dubbing at the thorax, cream post, and dun hackle.
The tan fly features a tan foam body, brown hen hackle tail, brown dubbed thorax, cream post, and brown hackle, also tied upside down on a 3x long curved hook. The picture of the tan fly above really shows the posture of the fly I am looking for.