Over the past few seasons fishing and tying Klinkhammers, amongst other parachute emergers, I believe that there is a relationship to how tall the parachute post is to the diameter of the hackle. If the post is made too long the fly can fall over and not sit in the correct attitude. For my parachutes I now use a hackle post that is about 1/2 the diameter of the wound hackle.

This became important to me as when I tied parachutes for customers I always left the hackle post long so that the customer can trim it to how they want it. Most fish the post as I leave it so it was important to make sure the fly was balanced.

I was just wondering what you all think about this?

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