Micro Nano Pico Parachute Fly

dgp

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Tying size 32 parachute fly. Not something you will need often but surely it can make a day.....


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Great video as usual. Never tied smaller than size 20 - problem I have is seeing small flies on the water which doesn't help when the fish are sipping them in.
 

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Used a similar pattern for grayling a lot on 26 to 32 hooks. Heron hearl body, black or grizzly parachute, but on a cylindrical 2 mm white foam post, cut at the stem to avoid any wind drift. Barely visible, but just enough for me and a deadly fly at close range.
 
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Thanks guys
@dgp thats why i like hi viz patterns, even though i have good eyesight

@ihomme thats a good idea there. What hooks do you use in these small sizes?

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Thanks guys
@dgp thats why i like hi viz patterns, even though i have good eyesight

@ihomme thats a good idea there. What hooks do you use in these small sizes?

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Old VMC's. Don't shoot me if I have the number wrong, but I think it was BZ 9287.
 

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So... We are practically doomed.... Tmc is apparently discontinued... Probably VMC.....

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So... We are practically doomed.... Tmc is apparently discontinued... Probably VMC.....

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I've been pondering about this, when I was still fishing, and the only solution I could come up with for micro-flies was tying them on spade end competition hooks with a foot of tippet attached. The problem was the fish kept going for the micro-loops.
 

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I've been pondering about this, when I was still fishing, and the only solution I could come up with for micro-flies was tying them on spade end competition hooks with a foot of tippet attached. The problem was the fish kept going for the micro-loops.
Than tie the loop near some bigger hook

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What brand and diameter tippet do you use with this small flies?

I used Water Queen nylon 0.08 and 0.065. Later on Sensas Competition 0.075. A micrometer was essential in finding what I needed.
 

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Sufix fluorocarbon, some chinese no name 0.08 nylon with pike on the spool...

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