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Friday, August 8, 2014

Tying the Adams Family (Video)

The Adams Family

This fly was born on Fishing Creek in Central Pennsylvania. It was originally tied as a March Brown pattern during the early spring, and just plain old put fish in the net. Inspired by the origins of the venerable Adams dry fly, it sits with an irresistible footprint on those large flat tail-outs. The Adams Family has proven its worth bringing fish to the surface consistently when no hatch is on the water making it one of my favorite attractor patterns, yet as expected fishes excellent over the March Brown hatch.


 Recipe

Hook: Standard Dry #12-18
Thread: Black 6/0 Uni-thread
Tail: Cree hackle fibers
Abdomen: Adams Grey beaver dubbing w/antron
Thorax: Adams Grey beaver dubbing w/antron
Wing: Cree or Grizzly hackle tips tied delta
Hackle: Cree (V-notched on bottom)