Parachute emerger – by Roberto Groppetti

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This fly is a fantastic model for fishing in fast flowing torrents and rivers. It was developed  after years of experience and practice by Roberto Groppetti, a famous Italian tier which is also  member of Troutline Pro Team.

What I personally love is how deer hair is applied as hackle. The technique is mastered in a way that you  don’t see very often!


  • curved emerger type of hook in size #10-14
  • thread black 8/0- or 6/0
  • body: pheasant barbs
  • ribbing: gold wire tinsel
  • hackle: deer hair colored and natural
  • wing axe- antron fixed to stay straight
  • John Shanley
    February 20, 2019

    I really like the look of this fly.. It appears the deer hair is in a loop and spun on like a hackle to a post. Is there a video to show how its done?

    • Lucian Vasies
      February 21, 2019

      Hi John,
      Yes, it is deer hair fixed in loop and one or 2 turns are made. I will try to make a video these days 🙂

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