Para Adams Fly

Para Adams Fly

Para Adams Fly Recipe:

Hook: TMC 100 #12-24

Thread: Lagartun 74 Denier gray

Tail: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Hackle fibers


Wing: White McFlylon


Hackle: Brown and Grizzly Rooster Hackle


Body: Gray Superfine Dubbing

Tying The Para Adams

Tying The Para Adams Step 1 of 13

Start the thread at the 80% point and wrap back to the bend. Tie in a half dozen grizzly hackle fibers at the bend. These fibers should be about a shank length long.

Tying The Para Adams Step 2 of 13

Tie another half dozen brown hackle fibers on the top of the grizzly fibers. Make sure both bunches are the same length. Wrap forward over the butt ends to the starting point and clip the excess.

Tying The Para Adams Step 3 of 13

Tie in a piece of McFlylon with X-wraps at the 80% point.

Tying The Para Adams Step 4 of 13

Pull the two wings above the hook and make a couple post wraps around their bases to gather theminto one unit.

Tying The Para Adams Step 5 of 13

Match one brown and one grizzly hackle feathers for size, strip the bases and lay them one on top of the other. Tie the stripped bases in at the front of the hook in front of the wing.

Tying The Para Adams Step 6 of 13

Pull the feathers up along the far side of the wing so the inside of the feathers are facing the wing. Post the bare stem of the feathers to the wing with several turns of thread that travel up and down the base of the wing.

Tying The Para Adams Step 7 of 13

Dub the body from the base of the tail up to the wing.

Tying The Para Adams Step 8 of 13

Continue dubbing all the way up to the hook eye and back to the base of the wing forming a tapered body. End with the thread traveling around the base of the wingpost, and let the bobbin hang on the far side of the hook.

Tying The Para Adams Step 9 of 13

Grab the tips of the feathers in rotating hackle pliers and make three turns with them from the top of the post to the bottom.

Tying The Para Adams Step 10 of 13

Once you have reached the bottom of the post, pull the hackle tips down on the near side of the hook. Let the pliers hang on the near side.

Tying The Para Adams Step 11 of 13

Pick up the bobbin on the far side of the hook and make three tight horizontal turns of thread around the base of the wing between the dubbing and the hackle. Finish by bringing the thread around the shank directly behind the hook eye.

Tying The Para Adams Step 12 of 13

Whip finish the thread around the shank right behind the eye. Clip the thread and the tips of the hackle feathers.

Tying The Para Adams Step 13 of 13

Trim the wing to a shank length long. Place a drop of cement at the base of the wing.

Finished Para Adams

The Para Adams Fly Tying Video

Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Here are step-by-step instructions for tying the Strong Arm Merkin fly. Fly Tying

Tying the Strong Arm Merkin

David W. Skok - July 09, 2019

Here are step-by-step instructions for tying the Strong Arm Merkin fly.

How an Atlanta craft brewery is helping to save Georgia's most important trout stream. United States

Saving the Chattahoochee River

Ross Purnell - April 23, 2019

How an Atlanta craft brewery is helping to save Georgia's most important trout stream.

Chip's Monster Magic. Designed in Saskatchewan's pike paradise - works anywhere. Fly Tying

Fly Tying Chip's Monster Magic Fly

Dwayne 'Chip' Cromarty - January 15, 2016

Chip's Monster Magic. Designed in Saskatchewan's pike paradise - works anywhere.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

 Getting Started In Fly Fishing

Getting Started In Fly Fishing

Getting Started In Fly Fishing

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Master fly tier Charlie Craven discuss the tools and materials needed to tie the Black Beauty.

Bahamas - Bonefish

Bahamas - Bonefish

Conway casts for his personal best bonefish while fishing the Grand Bahama islands.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

The fly fishing communities in the U.S. and Belize are mourning after twin slayings that occurred on what appeared to be a routine guide trip on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in a shallow lagoon near San Pedro, Brazil. Industry

Fly Fishing Community Stunned by Twin Slayings on Belize Saltwater Flat

Fly Fisherman Online Staff - June 27, 2019

The fly fishing communities in the U.S. and Belize are mourning after twin slayings that...

As you explore your home water, keep in mind what they are eating to select the best carp flies! Flies

The 15 Best Carp Flies

Jay Zimmerman - September 27, 2016

As you explore your home water, keep in mind what they are eating to select the best carp...

Best Panfish Flies Fly Tying

Best Panfish Flies

Skip Morris - October 17, 2016

Best Panfish Flies

See More Stories

More Fly Tying

Read Fly Tying

Water Boatman Fly

Charlie Craven - September 16, 2016

Read "Boatman Fly" to learn how to tie this neat fly!

A wedge-head streamer with a deer-hair diving lip. Fly Tying

Tying the Drunk & Disorderly Streamer

Charlie Craven

A wedge-head streamer with a deer-hair diving lip.

Learn how to tie this classic fly in Fly Tying

Morrish's May Day

Charlie Craven - June 13, 2016

Learn how to tie this classic fly in "Fly-Tying: Morrish's May Day".

See More Fly Tying

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.