Adams Wet Fly
The Adams Wet Fly pattern is a type of fly designed to imitate an adult mayfly. It’s a wet fly, intended for fishing underwater, and anglers typically use it in streams and rivers where mayflies are present.
Anglers later developed the fly by adding a soft hackle to the original Adams dry fly pattern. The soft hackle provides additional movement to the fly, making it more attractive to fish.
Fly tyers typically tie the Adam’s Wet Fly with a dark gray or black body. It also has a grizzly hackle, and a wing made from gray or white deer hair.
Anglers often fish it using a swing-and-pause technique. This is where the angler casts the fly across the current and lets it swing downstream. The angler then pauses briefly before repeating the process.
Anglers consider the Adams Wet a versatile pattern usable in various water conditions and effective on a range of species, including trout, grayling, and panfish. It is a popular pattern among fly fishermen and is a staple in many fly boxes.
Usually available in the following hook sizes: 10 | 12 | 14 | 16 | 18 | 20