Posted 12 July 2015 - 01:09 AM
When in doubt, tie on an Adams. Ed Van Put calls this fly his go-to, and while his is tyed in a more traditional style, I figured since I had the 103's within close reach I would do a half dozen on them.
Grizzly and brown tail, muskrat body, cree hackle and a turkey flat wing, I don't need to sell anyone on the catching ability of this Michigan born pattern.
Posted 12 July 2015 - 03:57 PM
Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:09 PM
I like parachute style flies. They always land right, sit nice and low on the surface and are fairly durable. They don't have the beautiful lines a classically tied dry has, but they sure work good.
The Delaware Adams is a good fast water pattern, your very fortunate to have an original! Thanks man, CJ
Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:35 PM
I read a Gierach book that had a chapter on the Adams Hatch......in his usual sarcastic style he talks about all the different hatches going on as he was stepping into the river and states in the end I tied on an Adams...LOL I always tell beginners buy adams in a lot of different sizes.....its brown and gray (like most insects) - it could be anything but represents nothing specifically...but in sizes 10 and 12.....you're all set to imitate ISOs....In size 18 and smaller - you're all ready for a BWO hatch.....and try throwing one into the middle of any hatch. Nice Tie CJ - I'm looking forward to tying on some TMC 103BL's.....
Posted 29 July 2015 - 04:12 PM
Posted 31 July 2015 - 03:52 AM
Unless the Catskills gets some rain soon, the big freestones wont have safe enough temps this weekend. I have a few places where the water is always cold although its a bit of a workout getting there.
Flies like this, the Bivisible and the Katterman, all with palmered bodies are tailor made for those tiny cold brooks.
Mustad 94833's, 12,14 and 16, all with "Dette wool" bodies. CJ
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