Adams Irresistible

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Norm Frechette
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Adams Irresistible

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Very nice Norm.
I'm assuming you do the tail and shape the body before adding the wings?
Adding the wings and hackle, butts towards the eye?

I'm asking because I can't picture me trying to shape the body with the wings and hackle tied on, even if they weren't in position.
I can see doing it like the way AK shows doing dries in his books (tail, body, then wings then hackle).

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If I were a trout, I'd be throwing myself all over that. Very tasty.

Thanks for sharing,
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Kenneth wrote:
06/24/20 07:11
If I were a trout, I'd be throwing myself all over that. Very tasty.

Thanks for sharing,
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It does look like a mouthful, doesn't it?

This is where Norm comes back and tells us it's on a size 28 hook or something.

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mer wrote:
06/24/20 06:36
Very nice Norm.
I'm assuming you do the tail and shape the body before adding the wings?
thank you

the tail is put on first then the deer hair body

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mer wrote:
06/24/20 07:21
This is where Norm comes back and tells us it's on a size 28 hook or something.
i tend to tie on larger hooks and let anybody wishing to tie them tie on their favorite size hooks

Size 28? hell no i can't see them :)

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Same here. And tying them on a leader? Heck no.
I applaud people that do stuff like tying size 32 royal wulffs just because they can, but I stick to what I fish and I tap out at about 18s.

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Very nice

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Norm, is the tail material moose body or deer tail? Nice tie!

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Adams Irresistible

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Moose body hair
Body - Deer hair, trimmed
Wings - Grizzly hen hackle tips
Hackle - Brown and grizzly, mixed

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