Fly and Photos by Martin Westbeek
Materials: Parachute Ant
Thread: 8/0, black.
Hook: TMC 102Y, #17.
Back and Post: Aero Dry Wing.
Body: Black dubbing.
Hackle: Silver Saddle, black.
Tying Instructions: Parachute Ant
1. Tie in Aero Dry wing on top of the hook.
2. Dub body.
3. Pull poly over the body and tie down;
make a thin waist. Touch poly with felt tip
pen - black or other color for visibility.
4. Tie in hackle, lift hackle and post: note
bare stem at tie-in point. Wrap thread up the
post and down again. Rest bobbin at your side
of the hook.
5. Dub front body segment.
6. Palmer the hackle down in 5 or 6 wraps, each
wrap below the previous one. This is where these
saddle hackles shine... Whip finish against the
post, touch the knot with a *tiny* drop of superglue
before cutting. Cut post to length.