Tying Instructions: Blue Damsel, Parachute
1. Attach the thread and layer the front half of the shank. Bring the thread to the midpoint of the shank.
Step One
2. Clip a section of dyed Deer Hair, clean the fuzz, and align the tips. Secure the clump at the midpoint of the shank. The butts should extend just beyond the hook eye. Wrap the hair bundle towards the bend of the hook with evenly spaced spiral wraps.
Step Two
3. Bring the spiral wraps extending beyond the bend of the hook to near the hair tips. The extension should be about 1 1/2 x's the shank length. Wrap spirally back to the original tie-location at midshank.
Step Three
4. Bring some wraps around the base of the butt tag and uplift the butts. A thread dam in front of the hairs will help.
Step Four
5. Attach a hackle by the base to the wingpost. The hackle should be abouyt 1 1/2 the size of the hook gap. Step Five
6. Wrap the hackle around the wingpost and secure in front , behind the eye.
Step Six
7. Bring the parachute forward, twist slightly, and secure with some thread wraps.
Step Seven
8. Clip the excess butts from the front and the rear. Wrap a small head just behind the eye and whip finish. Apply some head cement to the trimmed hair fibers to help secure the wraps.
Step Eight