Adams Parachute Fly / Parachute Adams
The Adams Parachute Fly pattern or Parachute Adams fly pattern is a versatile dry fly. The fly has become recognized as a popular pattern on trout rivers around the world. It is a staple fly pattern for nearly every freshwater situation.
It is a versatile pattern that imitates a variety of mayflies, midge adults, caddis. Anglers use it often when mayflies are hatching. In 1922, Leonard Halladay created the fly and named it after his friend, Charles Adams.
The Adams Parachute has a distinctive upright wing made of white calf hair or similar material. This gives the fly good visibility(the parachute!) on the water. Dubbing makes up the body of the fly, while the hackle wraps around the wing post in a parachute-style. Anglers can tie the fly in various sizes to match the natural mayflies found in the water.
The Adams Parachute is a popular choice for anglers because it is effective in a variety of situations, from slow-moving streams to fast-moving rivers. Anglers use it to imitate mayflies, caddisflies, and even midges. They often fish the fly on the water’s surface, but it’s also common to fish it as a dropper fly with a nymph or other wet fly below.
Our flies are tied using extra-fine dry fly hooks and are available in the following sizes: Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26.
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