Adams dry fly

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The Adams Dry Fly is a fishing fly designed by Leonard Halladay from Mayfield, Michigan in 1922, at the request of his friend Charles Adams. Since then it has been one of the more versatile flies because it is effective on both the west and east coasts. It is usually a size-18 and has been the most popular fly for over 30 years.[citation needed] It has both hackle and upright wings, brightly colored. [1]


  • Hook-dry fly hook (size 10-22)
  • Thread-flat waxed nylon thread
  • Hackle-dry fly hackles
  • Tail-hackle fivers grizzly
  • Abdomen-super fine dubbing
  • Wing- grizzly hackle tips


  1. ^ Cornwall, Joseph D. (2005). Fly Fishing Warm Water Rivers: Lesson's I've Learned on Ohio's Great Miami. p. 100. ISBN 9780976596301. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 

Further reading[edit]

  • The Orvis Fly-fishing Guide by Tom Rosenbauer ; photographs by Tom Rosenbauer & the Orvis Company ; illustrations by Bob White. Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, (c2007) ISBN 1-59228-818-9
  • Adams Dry Fly [30.01.2013]