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Old 09-09-2013, 07:58 PM
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Default Question about Adams dries

I may be totally off base here (usually I am) but with all the dyed color variations you can get from the feather farms, Whiting, Metz,,etc,,,wouldn't there be a choice that you could hackle an Adams with only one feather and get the desired results ? Maybe a brownish dyed grizzly cape or saddle feather ?

Just curious about this.

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I'm not convinced that hackle color matters in most situations.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: Question about Adams dries

There is. Feather Emporium sells a Whiting 'cree' feather that they call the one feather adams, perhaps others sell it too? I've never used it but am tempted to pick some up.
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Cree is very expensive, not sure if it would be worth it. Maybe a badger type feather would suffice?

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Default Re: Question about Adams dries

Yeah it is expensive, but it looks like it fits the OPs question. I have a Herbert Miner variant I use alone that has a nice mix of colors though not as close as the cree looks. I also use just grizzly and tie a parachute hare's ear that works well. The beauty is that you can use all kinds of variants on the traditional patterns, especially on attractors.
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Default Re: Question about Adams dries

I just was looking and Whiting themselves have a full cape, dyed grizzle for 45 dollars, in straw, or golden brown , that looks almost just like that Cree feather. It's a bit cheaper for sure.

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I like having two different color hackles on my flies. Even on BWO's I'll use two different color hackles. More than anything I like having two hackle feathers. I think they help the flies float a little better.

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For $66 you can get yourself a whiting "introductory pack". 4 capes. Griz, brown, black, and dun.
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I may be totally off base here (usually I am) but with all the dyed color variations you can get from the feather farms, Whiting, Metz,,etc,,,wouldn't there be a choice that you could hackle an Adams with only one feather and get the desired results ? Maybe a brownish dyed grizzly cape or saddle feather ?

Just curious about this.

Mike
short answer is YES

try some dyed grizzly or barred ginger

cree would get the job done but there are less expensive options out there
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