Delablobbo on Dec 27, 2009December 27th, 2009, 10:09 am EST
I tie a lot of Adams' standard dries. I know a lot of you prefer the hen necks for the wings. But I like the rooster, because of the barring. The hen wings get wet, turn black and soggy, and the fly is hard to float and difficult to see. I used to get round tipped rooster feathers from an outfit called Cascade, and distributed by Cortland. But I can't find them anymore. Anybody know where I can find good round-tipped grizzly rooster necks?
FisherOfMen on Feb 11, 2012February 11th, 2012, 10:18 am EST
I have no idea where you can find what you are looking for, but a local guide I know ties his Adams with the pointy, less round tips. He also crushes the hackle to make it scraggly on the bottom, imitating legs very well. This probably doesn't help much but "just sayin' is all!"
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Entoman on Feb 12, 2012February 12th, 2012, 6:29 pm EST
Poor Delabooboo's question went unanswered for more than two years. I doubt he's gonna read your post... Remember to look at the dates before you reply to topics you see in "Related Discussions." This section is really valuable for revisiting topics you want to reopen the discussion on, less so for answering somebody's questions unless they are very recent.
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Jmd123 on Feb 13, 2012February 13th, 2012, 6:00 am EST
So long as it got kicked back up on here, I'll add my 2 cents. I tie with a grizzly hen neck that I found who knows how many years ago, probably over 20. If you can find one nowadays - I haven't seen too many lately, but then again I have one so I'm not looking - they make very nice Adams wings. I never had any trouble floating any, as they are a double-hackled fly (I have not found my own personal Cree neck yet). Delablobbo (Australian, mate?), if you're still out there, hackle 'em a little heavier would be my advice.
Don't know why, just felt like answering this old dredged-up post on a Mondday morning...
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