As always, just a superb effort Peder.
I enjoy tying these paraloop or hacklestacker flies. I like their look more than conventionally tied hackle. The trout seem to like them too.
I’m guessing that when tied as a strictly dry imitation, the trout find the profile more convincing. I can’t say that about emergers though.
My trout don’t seem to care how the hackle is wound on emergers. What’s your experience?
Do you prefer a smaller hackle fiber length for this style? I Like to downsize myself. I use a hackle fiber length about two sizes smaller (eg. size 12 hook, size 16 hackle).
One more question please. Do you use a paraloop tool or just stiffen the wing post with UV resin before winding the hackle. Thanks for the post. Another lovely fly!
Thanks Bill. I use both shorter and longer hackles for my paraloop/hacklestacker flies, depending on what kind of water I´m fishing in. I think that when I´m fishing in still waters the shorter hackle is best and when I fish in streams I like the longer ones better, the fly gets a slightley larger footprint and that seems to attrakt the fish better. When tying these kind of flies I use a paraschute tool and 0.10 monoline as post, no need for any resin. Also, when I pull the hacklestack forwards and attach it at the hook eye it´s easy to pull it harder and stack the hackle on top of the thorax. To make sure it doesn´t loosen I burn the end of the monoline with a Thread zap .
I’ll have to give that a try Peder. I find that using a parachute tool slows me down a bit and creating a stand alone post by covering a short section of Antron is faster. Still, as you say, placing the hackle correctly on top of the shank might be easier using the mono. Thanks for sharing the tips.
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