Learn how to tie the body of a Parachute Adams artificial fly for fly fishing - free fly tying video instructions.
Now, we're ready to tie the body. I'm going to go all the way back to the tail, back to the tying point. And now we're going to do what is called dubbing. We're going to take this loose material, this is synthetic fine and dry. One thing you might want to do with dubbing is to use as little as possible. Often times, less than you think you need are the right amount. I'm going to take just that amount, barely a wisp, with my index finger; I'm going to go on the backside of the tying thread. I'm going to use the thread to hold the material against my finger. Now, I'm going to apply pressure with my thumb, pressing at the tip of my forefinger, I'm going to roll across my forefinger, going in one direction only, twisting it and applying enough pressure that I actually kind of turn my fingernail a little bit white and then release it, and what you get is a tightly dubbed thread where the material is twisted really tightly around it. That's going to float pretty well. We're going to repeat that step. At first, I'm only going to do about an inch of the thread, so that we can do just that area from the back of the tail, where the tail starts, all the way up to the back edge of the wing that we posted. I'm going to put just a little more, I'm kind of short of it so, I'm just going to finish that up like that.
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