Created by Pret Frazier
Parachute style flies ride low in the water and provide a realistic silhouette. Use this fly during hatches of blue-winged olive (Baetis) mayflies.
Vary the size and body color to match whatever is hatching. Body colors will range from olive, to brown-olive, to brown.
How to Fish
Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.
Size counts. During a hatch, try to snag a natural insect, then pick a parachute pattern that is the same size.
HOOK: 900BL, sizes 16-20
WING: Mallard flank, tied parachute style
TAIL: Two blue dun Micro Fibbets, split
BODY: Olive Haretron or Superfine
HACKLE: Natural or olive-dyed grizzly