Video History of the Adams Dry Fly

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  1. silvercreek

    silvercreek Active Member

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    This just came up on another BB.

    Story of the Adams Dry Fly by John Falk, the grandson of Len Halliday:





     
  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Wow - thanks for sharing!

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    Great story, thx!
     
  4. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    That was a good afternoon escape, to another world, far and away from this one. Nothing fancy about those all natural fly creations, simplicity that simply works.
    Thanks for sharing that Silver.

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  5. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Wow!! What a neat video/history lesson! Thanks.
     
  6. Patrick Gould

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    Thanks Silvercreek, you always have something good to share.

    I think I'm going to tie some Adams the Halliday way.
     
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    History brought to life, very cool. Worth a second look for sure.


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    Outstanding...Thanks for sharing that!! :)
     
  9. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Terrific!
     
  10. MrP

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    I watched all three videos; they were very good. Thanks.
     
  11. Rob Allen

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    the Adams came from Michigan???? scratch that one off my list..
     
  12. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    BTW, did anybody else notice that the fellow demonstrating the original Adams wasn't using a bobbin?

    K
     
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  13. Tony

    Tony Left handed Gemini.

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    That was very enjoyable thanks for sharing such a great bit of history and it was fun watching that tie by today's standard very primitive and what a ratty looking fly but as history has proven effective beyond belief.
    Tony
     
  14. shotgunner

    shotgunner Anywhere ~ Anytime

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    Hey Rob.. up yours (wink) My home radius in this not so big anymore world.

    I do much prefer the western version with moose tail though.
     
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    Thank you, silver. That was great. Didn't know the original used pheasant tippets for tail, or that wings were semi-spent. Pretty darn good work for not using a bobbin.
     
  16. Idaho steel

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    Yup. Along with such never-do-well rod makers as James Heddon and Sons, Lyle Dickerson, and Paul H. Young. (To name a few) All of whom (whether people realize it...) affected contemporary thinking about rod design.