Ruddy Fly, Berners
Ruddy Fly, Berners

FLY FISHING DICTIONARY
Midge
Midge Flies
   
Adams  English fly
  American dry fly ceated by Leonard Halladay of Michigan. It was named after Charles F. Adams from Ohio, a lawyer and Halladay's fishing friend who caught many fish, including big ones, using this fly at the Boardman River in 1922. Grizzly and brown hackle are quite effective, and it could probably be called an omnipotent dry fly because it also works as an imitation of the mayfly or chironomid. However it seems that this pattern was initially made to imitate the caddis. It is a masterpiece fly!
  Adams remains a popular fly pattern until present time and many variations have been developed such as the spentwing, parachute, down wing, female, hair wing, reversed, Swedish, thorax, the upside down Adams, and more.
Tying Material
hook: Mustad 94840/94833, # 12-20
thread: black
tail: brown and a grizzly hackle fiber, mixed
body: gray muskrat body fur
wing: grizzly hackle point
hackle: brown and a grizzly hackle, one each
 
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ReferenceTrout and salmon fly index, 1992 (1979). Trout (Schwiebert), 1978. Matching the hatch, 1955. Flies for trout, 1993. Fly patterns and their origins, 1944 (1943)
 
 
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Mad Mataura rise. All the fish rising are brown trout and their sizes are 50 cm (about 20 inches) average! Mataura River, Gore, New Zealand.
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