[QUOTE=peregrines;141838]ms" most of us know the Adams in its modern incarnation, rather than it's original incarnation as a delta wing caddis tie if that's what you're referring to.
I would venture to say that most of us think of an Adams with its modern dressing as Fly Slinger tied it:
std dry fly hook
mixed grizz and brown hackle collar and tail
dubbed muskrat body
upright grizz hackle tip wings
Thank you for the
, but my observations are on the wording of "my Adams
" if we are to be politically correct it should have been "this is a variation of my Adams" as i see so many times on all these type of forums my grey wolf, my wickams fancy etc, etc and it is without a doubt a variation of the true versions of the fly/flies as an Adams is an Adams, a sawyers ptn is a sawyers ptn etc, etc.
His fly is, of course, a lovely looking fly pattern and pretty well tied, but as you may not know the original 'Adams' was used to represent a spinner/ dun of the Mayfly species after it had struggled from its nymphal shuck.
original tying is;
Thread - Black
Tail - brown & grizle cock hackle fibres
Body - GREY fur
Wing - two grizzle hackle points tied upright
Hackle - brown & grizzle cock hackles
I, however, have tied a variation of an emerging Adams which i used on many of our small brooks and streams to great effect when all else failed as the Adams can (in very small versions) represent a number of light bodied insects on the water and fool many a weiry old trout, as, unlike yourselves, our insect life on rivers/ brooks/ streams is quite small with the exception of the Mayfly and so many of our dry fly patterns generally start at a size 12/14 up to 22's in some cases.