Originally Posted by Corbo
I've been doing papachutes for at least 20 years and prefer them to shank spun hackled flies and they catch more fish... You might also find that ADDING a small tuft of SLF or a few strands of ZELON in leiu of a traditional tail turns your fly into a much more efficient fish catcher by giving the appearance of a trailing shuck.... a fly that is stuck on water but can't let go of it's shuck appears more vulnerable.
I'm with you on this one. I mostly use parachutes for all my dries including stoneflies. Just clip off the wing right above the hackle if you do not want the "mayfly" look.
Also, could you elaborate on the floatant you mentioned? This is a new one for me...