Adams Hairwing Dun

Cheech - August, 2018

On a float trip in a galaxy far far away Curtis and I found ourselves with high expectations of a great caddis hatch that would surely lead to the kind of fishing where you cast as far as you can, give your fly a twitch, and just wait for the fish to propel out of the water to chase food like I do when there are unexpected free tacos in the break room at work. It was going to be what we would describe to the shop guys the next week as certifiably "insane." Well, the hatch was insane. The feeding was insane. The catching, however was neither certifiably insane, nor just normal insane. We had a boat full of our beloved palomino caddis tied in larger cinnamon colors, but the fish had a laser focus on flies that were much smaller and darker. I scoured through my 25,000 (plus or minus 3 or 4) flies, and the only fly that I had that somewhat fit the color and size profile of the caddis on the water was a size 16 Adams hairwing dun. I figured that we could always trim the tail if they wanted it more like the natural caddis that were hatching. Curtis got one tied on (with the assistance of readers because he's as old as a dat gum dinosaur) and caught a fish on the first cast. It wasn't the perfect match for the hatch that was coming off, but like the Adams series of flies, it was "close enough," and unlike engineering work, in the fishing world, if it's "close enough" it really is. We no doubt would have caught more fish that night if we would have had more natural looking caddis patterns, but the ol' hairwing did it's job that night by being "close enough."

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UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier

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8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
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8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge
8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

8/0 UNI-Thread Waxed Midge

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Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

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Nature's Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing

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Daiichi 1180 - Standard Dry Fly Hook

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TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing

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TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook

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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0
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Semperfli Classic Waxed Thread - 8/0

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TMC 100B Dry Fly Hook, Black Nickel
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Dr. Slick Razor Scissors - 4

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Daiichi 1110 - Wide Gape Dry Fly Hook

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TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook
TMC 101 Dry Fly Hook

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