Utrera’s Sulphur Dun Inverted Parachute

By Lucas Utrera

This fly has the particularity of uniting the past with the present of fly tying. On the one hand, it has the traditional duck quill wings of the classic dry flies of the early 20th century and on the other hand, it has an inverted parachute without a visible post. The result is a Sulfur Dun with a very slim silhouette with exquisite buoyancy.

Lucas Utrera is a fly tyer born in Córdoba, Argentina, currently residing in Miami, USA. He started fly fishing in the mid-90s together with his father at the early age of 12, and after watching a couple of flies being tied, he became completely fascinated. Lucas became well known in Argentina's fly tying community after he started participating in fly fishing shows and writing fly tying articles in specialized magazines. He dabbled in commercial tying for some years, but later dedicated most of his time to tying special flies for collectors and participating in competitions, such as “The Patent Pattern Contest” of Fly Fishing & Tying Journal magazine, in which he won several times. He is currently a member of the Ahrex, Gulff, Semperfli and Renomed Pro Team.

 

Recipe:

Hook: Daiichi 1160 Klinkhamer, size 14

Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 18/0, yellow

Tail: Yellow Microfibbets

Abdomen: Semperfli Magic Quill

Wing: Natural gray duck quill

Thorax: Ginger Superfine dubbing

Parachute Post: Mono Filament 

Parachute hackle: Whiting Farms ginger cock neck

Head: Semperfli Nano Silk 18/0, orange

 

Tip for the the parachute post:

Instead of using poly yarn or calf hair like you would on a Parachute Adams, take a small piece of mono filament to make the post(I also use the material that is used for the legs of some terrestrial flies). Once the fly is done, burn the post using a cauterizing tool.

 

 

 

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