Pete's Prop Fly
Pete Parker is well known among professional fly tiers, and those who
attend the Fly Tying Theaters at the International Sportsmen's Expositions.
Pete is the one who organizes the schedules and arranges for all the
guest tiers. He is also a contract fly tyer for Umpqua, ties flies for
the FFF Museum and the FFF National Conclaves.
His flies are regularly featued in books and magazine. In additional to
Pete's Slider (coming here soon) he invented the Tuna Helper, Pete's
Mackerel and other patterns.
We've known Pete for years and were delighted when he agreed to tie
a couple of his flies for us at the Seattle ISE Show for use here.
You may not think of this fly as a 'true' fly, but it does qualify through
the IGFA standards. If you are into big fish - blue water, salt or maybe
even some of the freshwater 'toothy' ones, give it a try. ~ DLB
Hook: XPoint Diiachi X452 size 4/0.
Thread: White, Gudebrod, size 'A'.
Underbody: White Super Hair, layered with
Chartreuse Super Hair, Blue Super Hair, topped with peacock herl or
black Super Hair.
Gill: Red Super Hair or Crystal Flash.
Lateral Line: Holographic mylar.
Head: Layer of hot glue, dipped in holographic glitter,
colored with permanent felt markers.
Prop Bushing: Brass torpedo-head bead.
Propeller: Airplane type propeller spinner, approx.
3/4" from blade tip to blade tip. (Available mail order via Cabela's if your
local supplier doesn't carry them.)
Eyes: 4mm 3-d stick-on eyes.