Re: Tying Schollmeyer's Parasol Emerger
Yep, Maxima 2x is the material of choice. I've experimented with a variety of sizes and brands and the Maxima is what I settled on. The twisting comes from the lighter post material and the parasol wrapping around the leader. Although I only tie those posts about 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch long they can cause problems if you use too light of material, thus the 2x.
I've used flouro material, but it is a bit too stiff. With the post so short the fish won't usually be able to see the post anyway.
One tip is to make sure you tie the parasol using an "improved" clinch knot and not just a clinch knot. The extra step of bringing the tag end back through itself will assure a solid and permanent knot on the parasol.
I fish, therefore I am - but I gotta go to work first..."piscari ergo sum"