Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide

Par Fly (Pennington)

Par Fly (Pennington)
Name Par Fly
Category Steelhead/Rainbows/Dolly Varden/Char
Hook Size 4 to 10
Thread Tan, Olive, or Gray
Body Oval Gold Tinsel
Throat Blue Dun-Dyed Bucktail
Wing Brown Hairs of Blue Dun-Dyed Bucktail with Grizzly Saddle Hackles Along the Sides; Topped with Four or Five Strands of Pearl Krystal Flash
Eyes Painted Yellow with Black Pupils

This salmon fry imitation was originated by Hank Pennington for fishing those conditions when salmon fry are present and are prey for other fish. The grizzly hackle simulate the parr markings of the salmon fry which Mr. Pennington noted as one of the more dominant features along as the eyes when designing this fly.