A Dozen Reverse Parachute Emergers

A dozen RPEs are winging their way south as of today as a gift; a dozen flies tied in a few different configurations to represent Large Dark Olives, Blue Winged Olives, and Olive Uprights. These flies are fantastic for the conditions we are currently experiencing throughout the country – low, crystal clear waters and, consequently, incredibly spooky trout.

A great pattern which helps to bury your tippet material beneath the water’s surface, and of course, for fish feeding heavily on emergers attempting to break free of the surface film. The main triggers are the sunken abdomen and the hackle (created using the mono-loop method) representing the emergence of legs, wings, and other messy body parts, however, to make a pattern more visible to the angler, simply use a lighter coloured hackle.

A dozen RPEs in a variety of colours
A dozen RPEs in a variety of colours

Reverse Parachute Emerger in BWO dress…
Reverse Parachute Emerger in BWO dress

Hook: Partridge K14ST (Oliver Edwards Nymph Emerger), #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0, primrose
Tail: Rooster hackle fibres, medium dun
Abdomen: SLF Masterclass, #2 Baetis Green Olive
Rib: 4lb tippet material
Thorax: SLF Masterclass, #1 Baetis Brown Olive
Wing: Whiting Pro Midge Rooster, medium dun

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