September 28, 2016 at 11:05 am #5537
Time for another experiment, but it’s too late this year. Hopefully I won’t get hurt over the winter and I can fish all season next year.
In the past i’ve experimented with just fishing the Adams in different sizes all year. It’s all I had in my fly box and it was a small one at that. My vision has gotten too bad to fish the classic Adams anymore. I just fish moving water and I find it too hard to find the fly on the water.
However, I still have faith in the Adams, so next year i’ll just fish the Parachute Adams. I can go smaller too with the Para Adams, because I can see it. So, i’m thinking sizes #10 to #20. I can use the #10 for hoppers and the #20 for midges. Of course everything else for the in between sizes.
I’ll fish creeks, med rivers, and small ponds and beaver ponds during runoff. Well, that’s the plan. Let’s see if the Parachute version works as good as the classic Adams.
It will sure make my tying easy this winter.September 28, 2016 at 10:56 pm #5538
I believe you’ll do just fine using the P.A. Creek. I find it does just as well as the classic, but that’s just me. You’ll make a killing I’m sure.September 29, 2016 at 5:58 am #5539
Creek: I’ll look forward to your views on wing colour, re. visibility and fish acceptance. I’ve experimented a bit with yellow and (of course) white.
brentSeptember 29, 2016 at 9:16 am #5540
I never thought of using a different color than white Brent. Compared to the classic Adams the Para is so much easier to see that I thought i’d just stay with traditional white.September 29, 2016 at 9:57 am #5541
I just had a thought. A #12 should work on the Frying Pan for the green drake hatch.September 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm #5542
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Para Adams raises more trout than the standard pattern.September 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm #5543
Creek: I found in ‘active’ water, the white wing can be very hard to see against the froth and foam, and the yellow is a little more visible.September 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm #5544
I look at the end of the tippet.
Kidding, I know what you mean.September 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm #5545
Wheeze is right. I will sometimes use pink in riffles or fast pocket water. I am curious to know what type of water you’ll fish most.September 30, 2016 at 6:58 am #5547
Creek: yeah, I’ve been watching you long enough to enjoy your sense of humour.September 30, 2016 at 9:01 am #5548
I like to use natural materials in my flies. Muskrat dubbing and calf hair for the post. Bright colors remind me of streamers. Putting those colors on an Adams is like a punch in the face. Yes, i’m an old coot set in his ways. When it comes to satisfying me. There’s no compromise.
Scotty……You know the waters i’m fishing. Arkansas, Frying pan and tons of creeks. All fairly fast moving water. With the exception being beaver ponds during runoff and a small pond thrown in now and then.
Here’s one of the ponds. They call it a lake. It’s a pond to me.September 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm #5549
… so chartreuse is out, right?
(yes, I think muskrat underfur is the absolute best for adams dubbing. The right colour, perfect length, built-in floatability and free.)September 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm #5550
Free if I can trap one. I’m a better hunter than trapper.October 15, 2016 at 11:15 am #5581
The Para Adams is killing them in the afternoon on the Arkansas River. I have a hunt that starts on the 22nd. I almost don’t want to leave the river to do the hunt. Almost.
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