So I’ve been tying different variations on the Japanese hammer and thought it might be good to tie some in a tried-and-true color scheme: the Adams.
This pattern pretty much has everything I want for fishing the high mountain streams of the Rockies: it’s buggy, buoyant, hi-vis, and easy-to-tie. Tied in the colors of the venerable Adams, I think this will be a very productive pattern and is a good candidate for my “one” fly.
Hook: TMC 2487 #12 – #20
Thread: Black Uni 8/0
Body: Grey muskrat or beaver
Hackle: Brown and grizzly mixed
Post: White polypropylene yarn
I’m also thinking of tying some variations based on other classic patterns such as the Pheasant Tail, Royal Wulff, PMD, etc. I can’t help but think that blending the traditional patterns of the East with the traditional patterns of the West is a good thing. Any other suggestions for color combinations?