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Backward dries
« on: 25/11/2021 at 18:56 »
Been having a play with some reverses dries. The first is a reversed paraloop dry. The hackle is tied in a hackle stacker method. The second two are Roy Christie’s Reversed Parachute Emergers, admittedly only the last one really looks like a parachute hackle.

Anyone fished this style of fly?

Mike Barrio

Re: Backward dries
« Reply #1 on: 27/11/2021 at 10:40 »
Not tried them Robert, but they look 'fishy'  :)

Hamish Young

Re: Backward dries
« Reply #2 on: 28/11/2021 at 10:50 »
I have tied and used some in the past, didn't find any particular benefit to them over 'conventional' patterns, so didn't persist with them.
Nice tying though  :z16

Re: Backward dries
« Reply #3 on: 29/11/2021 at 09:37 »
Cheers, gents.

I did wonder if the benefits would be noticeable, hard to see past the DHE for simplicity and effectiveness.

Jeremy Bennett

Re: Backward dries
« Reply #4 on: 02/12/2021 at 14:49 »
I have in my box the Leckford Professor, I cant remember the exact dressing but its a general something and nothing pattern. The reverse hackle means you get less hang ups in bankside vegetation ect.
Sadly I dont get many dry fly opportunities but must try tbhe dry more often.