Adams Dry Fly
The Adams Fly pattern is a traditional dry primarily used for trout. It is considered a general imitation of an adult mayfly, flying caddis or midge.
It was designed by Leonard Halladay from Mayfield, Michigan in 1922, at the request of his friend Charles F. Adams.
The fly is designed to imitate various species of mayflies and other aquatic insects that trout and other fish feed on. The Adams dry fly pattern has been considered one of the most popular, versatile, effective and best selling dry flies since it’s creation.
The Adams fly pattern typically consists of a gray or brown hackle, gray or brown dubbing for the body, and wings made of gray or white turkey or goose feathers. The pattern can be tied in various sizes to match different insects and fishing conditions.
The Adams fly is considered one of the most versatile and effective dry flies, and it can be used on a wide range of waters and for various species of fish, including trout, bass, and panfish.
It is often used in combination with other dry fly patterns or nymphs in a dropper rig to increase the chances of attracting fish.
You may also be interested in the Parachute Adams which is a variation of the Adams where the hackle is tied parachute style around a wind base of white calf hair.
The Adams Spent Wing is also another common variation of the Adams.
Comes in hook sizes 10-22 Find more dry flies here.