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Notes: The Parachute Adams does so well on it's own that often it can be considered upon it's own merits rather than just a variation of the original Adams fly. One problem with the Adams is that it is difficult to see with the grizzly and brown hackles. The use of a parachute helps in sighting the fly but also in lowering its into the surface film. The Parachute Adams was one of the original parachute flies that was referred to as a "Gyrofly" in the 1930's by A.C. Mills of New York. At the time, a Grizzly Hackle was used as the wingpost and the Hackle was wrapped around it. Today, many use Floating Polypropylene yarn, Antron, Calf Tail, Turkey Flats for the wingpost. Andre Puyans of Walnut Creek, CA introduced a loopwing style to the fly using Mallard Flank which gave the fly a better mayfly silhouette.

 


Variations:



Female Parachute Adams
Female Adams


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Western Parachute Adams
Loop Wing Adams


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Parachute Adams, Loopwing
Loopwing Parachute Adams


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