View Full Version : tying parachute rig
01-29-2010, 05:45 PM
ok i got about 400 spire lures made up and now i am onto the tying of the parachute hair,, how and what kind of line should i be trying to tie them with. i have tried 20 lb mono but i have broken it twice and have used the size d and the 210 nylon and kevlar thread but had the same results,, the 25 lb mono gives me a large wrap at the thread wrap which i dont like,, what about braid,, will that bleed??? thanks!!!
02-16-2010, 09:24 PM
I love to see someone post the process for tying hair on a parachute. I have a couple to retie, but from what I hear, there are some tricks to the process.
02-18-2010, 05:09 PM
If you are near Baltimore - give Ralph at June Bug tackle a call.
He sells everything you need but more importantly - will teach you how to tie a parachute.
Once taught the proper way - you'll be able to tie one in under 5 minutes.
02-18-2010, 10:07 PM
Yup, give Ralph at Junebug a call, he'll show you a quick, simple, yet very effective way of tyng them up!
02-27-2010, 06:25 PM
I use size c or d nylon. I use a bobbin to tie my lures. If you are breaking it you are pulling to hard. I know you want it tight but the more you wrap it the more it tightens. By the time you are finished the wraps it should be plenty tight.
fred the fisherman
03-15-2010, 08:43 PM
I first use dental floss. You can pull very tight on this without breaking it. Then after having the hair very tight with
dental floss I then use upholstery thread which I buy at Walmart. The upholstery thread comes in different colors.
The upholstery thread is pretty strong also.
05-16-2010, 12:02 PM
I use Gudebrod brands