Today we are checking out Davie, tying a Parachute Bibio Hopper. This pattern is 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.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie a Parachute Bibio Hopper, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.
Hook: Fulling Mill Short Shank Special size 10 Thread: Uni-8/0 Black Rib: Small Silver Tinsel Body: Black Seals Fir or Sub Hackle: Black Cock saddle Wing: Glo-Brite Multi-Yarn No.16 White Thorax: Red and Black Seals Fur or Sub Legs: Dyed Black Pre-Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres