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Adams

Created by Leonard Halladay


HOOK: 1X Fine wire, Standard shank, Turned-Down eye; e.g., TMC 100 or equivalent; sizes 10-20


THREAD: Gray


WING: Grizzly hen hackle tips


TAIL: Grizzly, grizzly and brown hackle, or moose hair


BODY: Gray Haretron or muskrat


HACKLE: Grizzly and brown hackle, wrapped together

 

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Uses

The Adams is one of the most generic dry flies; it resembles many different kinds of trout food. While it is seldom the "right" fly, it is rarely the "wrong" fly. You should always carry a bunch of Adams or Parachute Adams in sizes 12-20 (but mostly 14-18) for unknown or unusual hatches or as a dry fly to use when there is no hatch.

Variations

A Female Adams is tied the same way, but with a small bit of yellow dubbing at the rear of the body to imitate a mayfly ready to lay eggs.

A Parachute Adams is tied with a white calftail post for a wing, then the brown and grizzly hackle is wrapped parachute-style around the post.

How to Fish

Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.

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