Adams Straight Dry Fly
available in sizes 12,14,16,18
and muti packs of 1 dozen in sizes 12,14,16,18 or a mixed dozen containing 3 each in sizes 12,14,16,18
In North America, the most popular dry fly is the Adams.
- "In 1922, ardent fly fisherman Leonard Hallady created the first Adams dry fly near his home on the banks of Mayfield pond. He named it in honor of his good friend, Judge Charles F. Adams, another enthusiastic angler who loved to fish for brook and brown trout in the nearby Boardman River. The Adams combines brown and grizzly hackle; many trout anglers claim it is the best fly ever made. Some, in fact, declare that if they had to use only one fly for all of their trout fishing, it would be the Adams."
Because of the Adams' success, there have been many, many variations on the original pattern, including: a Golden Adams, Swedish Adams, Parachute Adams, Down Wing Adams, Poly Adams, Lady Adams, Teal Wing Adams, Blue-wing Adams, Western Adams, and more. While the instructions provided here are for the common pattern today, the 1922 original also was somewhat different, with a tail of golden pheasant neck feathers, body of grey yarn, dark grizzly and ginger hackle. The original also appears to have been tied spent-wing style.
The pattern described here is the current version found in almost all fly pattern books.