I know many of you out there are going, “Adams Nymph, I thought Adams was a dry fly?” That’s right, it is a dry fly and one of the best ever. Read more about the original Adams and watch Brian Kosminski tie it in a previous post.
Now, where was I…so this idea was from one of the best tyers I know, Don Bastian. He tied and posted on his blog an Adams Wet Fly that he had seen when he was a kid in a sporting goods store. In the comments of that post Don mentions to another reader that an Adams Nymph would be a good idea and may be an effective pattern. So after reading that I emailed Don right away and told him I would like to tie the pattern. We discussed it back and forth in a few emails and with Don’s guidance this is what I came up with. Now whether it will be a real trout catcher is yet to be tested, but I bet it will!
I love nymphs and I felt blessed to work with Don on this pattern. I plan to test the Adams Nymph this season on some trout. I’ll be sure to report back. If you would like to try it yourself, here is the recipe.
Hook: Mustad 3906B – this is a size 12 – (14,16 would work well too)
Body: Hareline Dubbin Adam’s Gray
Rib: Ultra Wire silver – Brassie size
Tail: brown and grizzly hackle fibers
Wing: grizzly hackle fibers
Wing Case: Goose Quill dyed gray – (used Clear Cure Goo to make quill stronger)