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Fly Tying Tips: How to Wrap Hackle Around a Parachute Post

“A lot of folks tell me they have trouble wrapping parachute posts,” explains Anglers All manager, Greg Garcia. “And the first complaint is usually that they get a lot of hair trapped in the eye.”

This week, we’re introducing a new video series. With Greg behind the vise and our favorite media guy, Davis James, behind the camera, we’ve begun developing a series on fly tying tips. Our goal is to address common frustrations with fly tying. We hope this series helps make your fly tying easier, more efficient and more fun.

If you’ve struggled with wrapping hackle onto a parachute post, don’t fear – you’re not alone. It’s a very common point of frustration. But like so many things with fly tying, a few simple tips can make a world of difference.

Have a look as Greg walks us through it:

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Have additional questions? How about other frustrations or fly tying tips that you’d like Greg to address? Leave it in the comments belowthe video on YouTube! We’d love to know what’s on your mind and what you’d like to see in this series.

If you need help getting started, please don’t hesitate to come see us at the fly shop in Littleton or call us at 303-794-1104. You can also shop our online selection offly tying tools, vises, materials and hooks here. You’ll get free shipping on all orders over $10.

Get to practice on those parachute posts, and let us know what you think!