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Adams Dry (Downwing)
tied by cornmuse
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Panfish,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Imitation: Caddis Flies,
Hook: Mustad dry fly - sizes 10 to 14
Thread, gray or black 8/0
Tail: dark moose mane
Body: gray muskrat
Wings: grizzly hackle tips
Hackle: one brown, one grizzly.
Tying Instructions: Start the thread and wrap to a point over the barb. Tie in 5 to 8 moose mane hairs for a tail. A small bump of thread at the bend helps splay the tail. Dub a thin body of gray muskrat.
Tie in two grizzly hackle tips in a delta pattern. Tie in one fiery brown and one well-marked grizzly hackle. Take three to four wraps of each hackle, tie of and form a neat thread head.
Presentation Tips: A favorite of mine from early May through late October. Excellent dry fly for smallmouth when skated. A good crane fly imitation. This is the Adams in its original tie.
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