Tied by Harald Weidler, Photo by Hans Weilenmann


  •   Hook:           dry fly hook size 10 to... as small as you can tie it          
  •   Thread:        black 6/0 or 8/0 (based on size)
  •   Tail:              hackle fibers, grizzly and brown mixed
  •   Body:           muskrat or gray dry fly dubbing
  •   Wing:           a pair of grizzly hackle tips  
  •   Hackle:        one grizzly and one brown, mixed


The Adams is one of the most popular dry flies tied in either the Catskill form as shown above, or tied in a parachute manner in which case you would substitute a white post for the hackle tip wings.