A = Hook Shank Length
B = Hook Gap = Hook Size
|Standard Dry Fly Proportions
C = Tail Length = Hook Shank Length (A)
D = Wing Length = H.S.L.(A)
E = Hackle Length = 1 1/2 to 2 x Hook Gap(B)
F = Body Length=2/3 to 3/4 H.S.L.(A)
|Parachute Dry Fly Proportions
Same as for Standard Dry except for body length:
F = Body Length = 4/5 ths H.S.L.
G = Tail Length = 1/2 Hook Shank Length(A)
Note* This is only a guide and personal styles may vary, but if this is followed, we all know what each other is talking about when someone says:
"Light Cahill size 14 are hatching!"
Light Cahill, Adams Dry,ElkHair Caddis, Wooly Bugger, Pheasant Tail
Hare's Ear,BWO Parachute, Prince, Red Quill, Royal Wullf, Irresistable
CLOUSER MINNOW ,TELLICO, LEFTY'S DECIEVER , BEETLE