The Adams Dry Fly

Probably the most popular dry fly of all time, the Adams dry fly is a good one to learn for any tier. If you can tie an Adams, you can tie any number of mayfly dry flies and many of the Catskill fly patterns.

Hook: #12-22 dry fly
Thread: Black
Tail: Grizzly and brown hackle fibers
Body: Gray dubbing (original is muskrat)
Wings: Grizzly hackle tips
Hackle: Grizzly and brown dry fly hackle

Author: Matt O