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dshort 02-29-2008 10:45 PM

Poly Wing Adams
I have been tying a bunch of this style pattern lately because the wing is just so easy to tie compared to more traditional split wings of feathers or hair. This one is a size 14 but I'm planning on tying a bunch more of the same pattern down to 18 or 20. I'm hoping the brookies will like them this Spring.

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Hook: Standard Dry Fly
Tail: Black bucktail
Wing: White Para-Post
Body: Grey synthetic dubbing
Hackle: Grizzly (I skipped adding the brown)

fyshstykr 03-01-2008 01:48 AM

Re: Poly Wing Adams
What material specifically are you using for the poly wing?
The reason I ask is this, it looks like a "softer" type poly yarn of some kind that will eventually become waterlogued and sink your fly. I like a "stiffer" more "crinkely" type of material for wings like this.

It could just be the way it looks in the pic, if it is just tell me to shut up. :tongue:
Just thought I would mention it before you tied a bunch more, I've been there and done that before.

dshort 03-01-2008 07:12 AM

Re: Poly Wing Adams
fyshstykr, I've been using a product from Hareline Dubbin called Para Post wing on my parachutes for a while. On this fly I used a product by the same name from Orvis and it does seem a little softer. Maybe I'll float it in the sink to see what happens. I once tried the same thing with antron yarn and had the same problem you describe but this stuff seems to work better. I now use the antron for wing cases and legs on nymphs and trailing shucks on emergers.

fyshstykr 03-01-2008 05:05 PM

Re: Poly Wing Adams
Ok, good deal.
Years ago I tied up a bunch of Trudes and used a soft absorbant type material for the wing, everyone of them little suckers sank in a matter of moments.
Wanted to make sure you didn't make that same mistake. :)

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