During one of the five sessions he introduced the following concept, I take no credit for it.
Don carries heavily hackled Adams in various sizes. If confronted with a Mayfly dun he can’t match from his fly box he substitutes an Adams of the correct size.If the mystery bug is a spinner he trims the hackle top and bottom, WALA instant spinner. Do you wish your Adam was an emerger, trim the bottom of the hackle and smart you, you have a parachute pattern.
The next two blogs will contain my slant on what to do if you face the same dilemma with Caddis and midges.