Learn how to wrap the hackle of a Parachute Adams artificial fly - free fly tying video instructions.
Now here's the critical point. We're going to start right here. I'm going to place the thread where I'm going to be when I tie it off. I want to make sure that I'm back from the hook eye about an eye length. That's why we left that in the beginning. Now, we're going to wrap the brown hackle first. Take the hackle plier, clamp onto the hackle, going to start around the wing base, going to go in a counter-clockwise direction. Hold the grizzly hackle upright, since we'll wrap that last. Wrap the brown maybe four to five turns, we'll see how thick the hackle comes out to be, how thick the fibers are. Then, we'll make the fourth turn there. That looks pretty good, so we'll go ahead and tie this off. Now, the trick to tying it off is holding it with your right hand, if you're a right-handed tier and your left if you're left. You're going to hold the hackle with the hand that you normally would wind thread with. Come with the other hand with the bommin and I'm going to seesaw with the bommin through the hackle fibers, so we don't damage what we want to stay there. And I'm going to do that about three times. Let's go one more turn. There, now the brown hackle is finished. And we carefully reach underneath the fibers and just snip out the tip of the hackle we were just wrapping. And now, we'll take the grizzly, this is a saddle hackle, we're going to shorten it just a little bit. Make it a little easier to manage. I'm going to start wrapping, going down with this one as well. We carefully wrap in between the wraps of brown hackle, so that we get a nice mixture of hackle fibers. And then, once we arrive at the front, just like the brown hackle, we're going to tie it off. Hold it with your right hand, come across with your left, or your off hand, just kind of seesaw the thread through the fibers. This fly is probably tied best with an 8.0 or eight aught thread because the buildup. You don't want to build up the front of the hook eye off where we're tying it up.
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