Tying instruction for Adams

 

Tying instruction for Adams. A classic American dry fly.

Adams

 
 

Tying instruction.

Hook

Tail

Body

Front hackle

Wing    

Single hook # 10 - 22

A mix of grizzly & brown hackelfibres

Muskrat (Chinchilla or Adams grey Flyrite can also be used)

Grizzly hen hackle tips

Brown & grizzly hackles

   
 

Tying instruction

 

 

Fix the hook in the vice

 

The thread is tied in at the 1/3 point from the eye

 

Tie in the hen hackle tips. Wing length a little bit longer than the hook gape

 

Wrap the thread back to the point just in top of hook point

 

Cut off the hackle stems

 

Tie in some brown and grizzly hackle fibres

 

Dub the thread. Use only a very little amount of dubbing

 

Wrap dubbing to the rear end of the body, and then return to the wing base

 

Make two layers of dubbing

 

Tie in the brown hackle

 

Tie in the grizzly hackle

 

Rise the wing and make a foundation of the tying thread

 

Cut off the hackle stems in front of the wing

 

Turn the brown hackle

 

Turn the grizzly hackle

 

Here the wing from the top, you can see that the wings are divided in a V

 

Here is the finished fly

 

The fly from the front end

 

May not be used commercial without written permission.