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  • #5537

    Creek
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    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.

    #5538

    Scotty MacFly
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    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.

    #5539

    wheezeburnt
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    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.
    brent

    #5540

    Creek
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    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.

    #5541

    Creek
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    I just had a thought. A #12 should work on the Frying Pan for the green drake hatch.

    #5542

    Grsdlnr
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Para Adams raises more trout than the standard pattern.

    #5543

    wheezeburnt
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    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.

    #5544

    Creek
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    I look at the end of the tippet. :)

    Kidding, I know what you mean.

    #5545

    Scotty MacFly
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    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.

    #5547

    wheezeburnt
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    Creek: yeah, I’ve been watching you long enough to enjoy your sense of humour.

    #5548

    Creek
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    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.

    http://mtprinceton.com/colorado/wrights-lake/

    #5549

    wheezeburnt
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    … 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.)

    #5550

    Creek
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    Free if I can trap one. I’m a better hunter than trapper.

    #5581

    Creek
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    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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