Tying the Adams Dry Fly

In this video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates how to tie one of the best-known — and most fished — fly patterns in existence: the Adams. As Thomas McGuane once described it, the Adams is “gray and funky and a great salesman.” And fly fishing historian Paul Schullery says “the great lesson that the Adams offers to any tier who wishes to create an immortal fly pattern is its generalism; not only has it proven to be all things to all anglers, but it seems to be all things to almost all trout, as well.”

Tightline Productions specializes in unique views of fly fishing, whether it’s underwater video of free-swimming trout or ultra close up POV shots of fly tying.