Step 1: Place a hook in the vise and apply a thread base that
covers the center part of the hook shank. Leave the bobbin
hanging in the center of this base.
Step 2: Tie on a clump of Antron dubbing or combed-out yarn
at the center of the hook with three or four tight thread
wraps. Pull up on the clump while tightening the turns of
thread because it's important to keep it on top of the shank.
Post this clump with three or four turns of thread as close
to the hook shank as possible. Follow with two turns around
the shank to the front of the post.
Step 3: Select a grizzly hackle feather and strip off the
webbed material at the base of the stem. Bind the feather
to the hook shank directly in front of the parachute post
Step 4: Wrap three or four turns of hackle around the post
as close to the shank as possible. Tie the feather off in
front of the post and trim the waste end. Whip finish and
cut off the thread in front of the post. Apply a coating of
head cement to thread wraps from the bottom of the hook. If
necessary, press with your thumb to spread out the post. ~ Al & Gretchen Beatty