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Hackle Stacker, PMD
Hackle Stacker, PMD
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      Actual PMD
      Pale Morning Dun

Notes: The Hackle Stacker is a mayfly emerger pattern. It utilizes a paraloop method of wrapping hackles around a looped monofilament and bringing the monofilament over a dubbed thorax to a tie-off location just behind the eye. The result is a group of hackles residing upon the top of the thorax keeping the hackles well above the hook shank. This allows the fly to submerge itself well into the surface film and results in better hook-ups due to the hook placement being lower in the water. Bob Quigley is often cited as the developer of this fly although the technique can also be attributed to Jim Cramer and the late Ned Long, who used it as well. Often, many will fish this pattern behind a hi-vis dun using the dun as an indicator.

Bob markets his flies through Idylwilde Flies. His choice of materials for tailing is often some fibers of z-lon or microfibbetts. The body can be Superfine dubbing, Turkey Biots, or Dyed Quill. Bob developed a few variations from this pattern. One is the Hackle Stacker Flag Dun which incorporates a section of z-lon for the wing. This can be very helpfull in sighting the fly. Another variation is his Sparkle Stacker, which uses floss for the body and z-lon as tailing material. The Loopy Cripple Stacker is another variation as well. An excellent tutorial is on Harry Mason's site: Hackle Stacker

Variations:

Hackle Stacker-Callibaetis
Hackle Stacker- Callibaetis
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Hackle Stacker-BWO
Hackle Stacker- BWO
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Hackle Stacker-Female Baetis
Hackle Stacker- BWO
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Hackle Stacker Flag Dun-PMD
Hackle Stacker- BWO
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