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Parachute Hex Spinner Fly Jerry Regan's Hex
HOOK:
THREAD:
BODY:
HACKLE:
TAIL:
WINGS:
Mustad 9672 Sz. 6
6/0 Yellow
Deer hair
Brown
Pheasant tail fibers
White deer belly hair
This parachute pattern was originated by Jerry Regan of Grayling, Michigan. It is a must-have pattern for fishing the famous hexagenia spinner falls of Michigan's AuSable River.

Step By Step:
Start thread behind eye. Select a few pheasant tail fibers and tie them in as shown.
Stack a clump of deer hair and align, secure, and segment the body the same way as the Hex Spinner pattern. DO NOT TRIM THE EXCESS HAIR! It will be used for the parachute post later. Wrap thread in front to prop the hair up a bit.
Select and prepare two stiff hen hackle feathers and tie them on each side of the post.
Prepare and tie in two brown hackle feathers for the parachute hackle. Click here for an article on how to tie parachute posts.
To finish, pull the two wings down so they are in the spent position. Make one wrap of the hackle above the wings, then the rest of the wraps below the wings. Secure the hackle and trim the post as shown.

Additional Tips/Photos:
  • This is a terrific parachute dry fly pattern for hex spinner falls.
Tied by: Chris Hatcher


Sneaky Pete




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