Parachute Bibio Hopper


Hook: Partridge 15BN #14-18 (revised sizing)
Rib: Opal Mirage Tinsel
Body: Squirrel dyed black
Thorax: Starlite, red
Wing: Globrite Yarn #6
Hackle: Black cock saddle
Thread: Danvilles 6/0 black

Don’t tie many parachutes, which shows in the lack of neatness to the hackle. On the other hand, hoppers are a hugely successful pattern and the use of a fluorescent wing makes them just that bit more visible in failing light.