The Adams

    This American fly pattern (designed by Len Halladay of Michigan in 1922 at the request of his close friend Charles Adams) was believed to have originally been a down wing pattern that more closely imitated a caddis. Regardless of it origins, the Adams dry fly is considered by many anglers to be the best dry fly pattern ever conceived.
    The parachute version floats well and lets the body hang below the surface.

Hook Standard dry fly hook sizes 12,14,16,18
Thread Black or brown
Wingpost Hi-vis bright colors
Tail Iridescent make up Brush fibers
Body Adams Grey hares ear or other colors to match
Hackle Grizzly, brown or dun

Parachute Adams




Traditional Adams

Adams 2

Adams 3

Adams 4

Palmered adams