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Friday, 2 November 2012

Tying the Parachute Bibio Hopper with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Parachute Bibio Hopper, a high visibility, high floating dry fly that is unbeatable on stillwaters and rivers for Trout or Grayling. You can tie this fly with different coloured wings so you'll always have one you can see, regardless of the light conditions
Materials Used: Hook - Osprey VH152 Standard Grub size 10
Thread - Uni 8/0 Black
Rib - UTC Mirage Tinsel Medium (Stretched until it changes colour to Blue)
Body - Seals Fur dubbing dyed Black
Legs - Knotted Pheasant Tail Dyed Black
Thorax - Seals Fur dubbing dyed Red and Black
Wing - Glo-Brite Yarn Pink or White
Hackle - Cock Saddle Hackle Dyed Black
Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

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