Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

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!

Peder Wigdell
2 years ago

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 .

Bill Trublubug
2 years ago

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.

Peder Wigdell
2 years ago

You are most welcome Bill :-) Happy tying!

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