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Fishing Flies: The Birth of the Adams Pattern

Posted on May 15 2005

“One man in the small town of Mayfield had a large impact on trout fishing worldwide. Leonard, or Len, Halladay, crafted the Adams fly in 1922. Halladay created it for friend Charles Adams, who tested it on the Boardman River and termed it a “knock out,” starting a fly dynasty. Halladay generously and offhandedly named his creation after his friend and Adams dry flies remain an enduring favorite among trout fisherman today.” Carol South in the Traverse City, Michigan Herald.

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