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March Brown Traditional
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PARACHUTE & OTHER  DRY FLIES

The term parachute fly is given to flies in which the hackle is tied round a projection affixed to the top of the hook shank near the eye so that the hackle lies horizontally across the hook which it covers in the manner of an open umbrella. The weight of the hook underneath the circular hackle balances the fly which falls lightly on the water parachute fashion. Various patterns are tied in the parachute style and a Scottish tackle firm was the first to commercially market these flies a long time ago. It is not certain who invented them but an American called William Brush of Detroit applied for an American patent for the idea in 1931 and it was granted in 1934. The patent related to the projection on the hook and not the fly itself. 








































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March Brown Hair Wing Dun

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Adams Parachute

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Parachute Brown Drake

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Parachute PMD

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PED Emerger Parachute

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PMD Cripple






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Adams Parachute Fl. Pink Hi Vis

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Parachute Black Gnat

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Parachute Green Drake

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Green Drake Paradrake

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PED Sparkle Dun

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PMD Hair Wing Dun






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Adams Parachute Fl. Orange Hi Vis

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Parachute Blue Dun

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Parachute PMD Fl. Chartreuse Hi Vis

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Hexagenia Paradrake

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PED Spinner

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PMD Thorax