Adam—-wet version

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Adam—-wet version

Post by ocsofthackle » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:55 pm

My take on the classic dry fly. The hackle is a less than perfect Cree hen hackle .Body of muskrat ,tail black hen hackle flues, silver wire rib, thorax peacock herb—- tied on a tiemco 900 by size 18 to 14. Been using this with success for years. As you can see I tie pretty full. At over eighty I still tie more in the style of the 40’s and 50’s.This light wire hook allows me to fish this in the film or just under the surface. Jack
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Re: Adam—-wet version

Post by DUBBN » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:19 pm

I like your version of the Adams wet. I think most of us have tried it tied with Brown and Grizzly Hen . I never developed a lot of faith in that version. Your example tied with Cree looks better in my opinion. The dark tail you use looks great. I will definitely consider getting a Cree hen cape.

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Re: Adam—-wet version

Post by letumgo » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:52 pm

A capital killer! I’ve been on a muskrat kick lately, and this version will make a nice addition to my flybox.

Thank you for the inspiration. ;)
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Re: Adam—-wet version

Post by Old Hat » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:50 pm

Beautiful fly!
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Re: Adam—-wet version

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:45 am

Right up my alley, Jack. Hackle is just right to my eye. Nice slim body with just enough bling. Love the "Jaunty wee angle" of the tail fibers. Excellent dressing.
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Re: Adam—-wet version

Post by Theroe » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:55 pm

that hackle would pass for darkish honey dun, at least to my eye.... I quite like it.

Soft and wet - the only way....
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Re: Adam—-wet version

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:54 am

see nothing wrong with that fly, so tie them how you like because you're the one fishing them.

The colors are excellent.
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