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Adams

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:10 pm
by Niklas Dahlin
Evening..
Made some Adams flies to bring to this weekends fair up north in Sundsvall..

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Re: Adams

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:14 pm
by mikevalla
Nice, Nik!

So, Nik, are you trying to convince all your mates over there that the Catskill Flies are what they should be tying? :P

Have they heard of the Catskill flies?

Re: Adams

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:33 pm
by Niklas Dahlin
mikevalla wrote:Nice, Nik!

So, Nik, are you trying to convince all your mates over there that the Catskill Flies are what they should be tying? :P

Have they heard of the Catskill flies?
I think me, Janne "the Viking" and some other guys has made Catskill flies quite popular to tie and talk about... Your book has been with me on a couple of events by now :D so the word are and will continue to be spread..

Later
Nik

Re: Adams

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:37 pm
by ibookje
Rather than starting a new topic, I'll just continue with an existing one that matches the story.

Tied a Catskill style Adams yesterday evening after dinner.
I used a vintage Mustad 94842 size 12 hook. The hook shank is maybe slightly on the shorter side compared to the Mustad 94840 but I really like the up eye of the 94842.
Hackle tips from a vintage Harry Darbee grizzly hen set for the wings, Hebert Miner Cree cape, Veevus 16/0 gray thread and (vintage) Upstream medium gray superfine dubbing.

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Re: Adams

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:19 pm
by ibookje
Here's a slightly slimmer tied, more in a Catskill tradition slimness, Adams (size 12). This time with muskrat dubbing body

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Re: Adams

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:56 pm
by squish67
Sweet!

Re: Adams

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:22 pm
by Eperous
squish67 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Sweet!
As Squish noted... SWEET! ;)

I've been tying my Adams on size 14 to 18 hooks, using mallard flank feathers, as once suggested to me by Eric Peper, instead of grizzly hackle tips... and these seem to work out just fine for me, but not as pretty as your dry flies... :|

Ed

Re: Adams

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:36 am
by ibookje
Thanks gents! :)

Ed, have you tried using teal feathers for smaller size Adams? The prominent black and white barring might be a good alternative to grizzly hackle tips?

Re: Adams

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:14 pm
by ewpeper
You're right, Jay. I'd have used teal flank had I had some in the kit.

Eric

Re: Adams

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:53 pm
by Eperous
ibookje wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:36 am
... Ed, have you tried using teal feathers for smaller size Adams? The prominent black and white barring might be a good alternative to grizzly hackle tips? ...
Yes it's TEAL, not MALLARD... to quick to type a response and too slow on the brain function involved.... :o :oops: :cry: