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LittleJMarch 8th, 2009, 12:46 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
I've been tying hot orange parachutes on my small flies since last season. This year however I've decided to use it on most all of them. I stopped and thought about it now that i've got a couple dozen tied up and I wondered if i should tie some with a matching post as well. Reason being, that the orange post may be to bold for picky fish. What are your thoughts?
CharlieSawdMarch 8th, 2009, 5:04 pm
St. Michael, Minnesota

Posts: 26
White antron work well for me, especially with my BWO patterns.

Charlie Sawdey
MartinlfMarch 8th, 2009, 7:27 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Jeff, I've been using white poly yarn for my posts on my olives and some very picky fish have not had a problem with them. The poly yarn is very visible and it floats like a cork. I also tie some in hot orange for conditions where I need more visibility. I haven't noticed a problem with them, but haven't used them that much. I also hear black is very good in some glare conditions.

Have you had a chance to try out the olive emerger? John W caught a fish on one last Wednesday, and I've been having a lot of luck lately. The parachutes have been all I needed most days.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PatcrisciMarch 9th, 2009, 5:27 am
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
I have used fluorescent yellow calf tail and poly yarn for parachute posts on Adams and Olive dries. The bright color of the post is easier for my aging eyes to see and does not seem to affect takes by fish.
Pat Crisci
CaseyPMarch 9th, 2009, 7:45 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
my most successful sulphur parachute had a florescent pink post. my dubbing skills were'nt very good, so a tiny bit of the pink showed at the thorax. when I managed to completely cover the bottom of the post, they didn't work as well. serendipity is the name of this game.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
LittleJMarch 9th, 2009, 3:43 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
thanks guys, I just needed some re-assurance. I think the orange will stay. the reason I'm using the orange is because i've always used orange as an indicator color, and for whatever reason my eyes are keyed on that color better than anything else I try.

Thurs. and fri I made it out for some olive action. I had to leave both days earlier than I would have liked, but thus far it is picking up fish. In fact I've tied up about a dozen more. The para. and a sz 18 beadhead skip nymph have worked well for me.( I believe you introduced me to the nymph last year.)
MartinlfMarch 10th, 2009, 5:45 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Glad to hear it's working for you too. I believe the orange will work on most if not all fish. --keep us posted.

Hey, there's no rule about bad puns--just haiku
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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