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First Adams

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I have been tying for about 5 years or so now, but have never tied an adams…I just never wanted to mess it up.

Heres my first attempt.

Any help is appreciated.

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Posted on: 7/14 12:08
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Re: First Adams

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I'd fish it.

Maybe it's the picture, but did you use grizzly as well as the brown hackle?

Posted on: 7/14 12:15
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Re: First Adams

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overall its OK but you might want to use hen hackle tips for the wings and a brown and grizzly mix for the tail and front hackles

Posted on: 7/14 14:07
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Re: First Adams

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Mario, I agree with using hen hackle for the wings. For me the proportions are really pretty good. I would dub the body tighter on the thread. Not so buggy. And maybe add one more turn of body to make it a hair longer. A adams is not the easiest fly to tie. So that being said for your first one it's pretty damn good. I'm sure it will catch a fish.

Nice job,

GenCon

Posted on: 7/14 14:40
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Re: First Adams

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Thanks guys.

The tail and the hackle are grizzly brown mix, the white background was the only way I could get the fly in focus.

I was stuck on the wings, all of my grizzly hen was too wide and would have made for a fan wing. I ended up using a old (1970s) grizzly saddle for the wings, Ill have to invest in another hen neck.

Gencon,
I can see what you say about the body. I will do on making the muskrat a bit finer the next go-around.


I will post a second attempt later.

Posted on: 7/14 15:33
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Re: First Adams

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Brian that's a great first adams ( it will take fish) nothing really to add that hasn't been said except when you get some grizzly hen try here: Just tell him what you're using it for and he'll hook you up.

http://www.collinshacklefarm.com/

Posted on: 7/14 16:32
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Re: First Adams

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I was expecting something much worse when I saw the thread title. Your fly is actually very acceptable for a first attempt.

I would recommend using less/finer dubbing on the body. If you are having trouble getting your dubbing nice and tight on the thread, try waxing the thread a bit before applying the dubbing.

Proportions are good. The hen hackle tips will look better than the rooster tips though.

I'd give it a solid B+ for a first attempt at a traditional dry fly.

Kev


Posted on: 7/15 0:19






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