Among deer hair dry flies, the Irresistible ranks as an all-time great attractor.

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The Story

The Irresistible is a buoyant, deer hair version of the famous Adams flies. The body is made of spun clipped deer hair and the fly rides high and dry in swift water. These flies are also very effective for fishing pocket water in large freestone streams. This deer hair fly pattern is one of the great old prospectors that every box needs. Color, Natural.

Sizes: 10, 12, 14, 16.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from As the name implies. I fish a small trout stream in the mountains of NE TN. This fly never fails. I have used other Adams, Mosquitoes, and some sulfurs at the beginning of the season. BUT this fly is truly Irresistible. It always catches fish, all the time. Beginning of season to end. Just about the only fly I ever use anymore.
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real Quality The Irresistable is a deer hair body Adams fly and these were tied as well as I have ever seen them.
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked great Was sent as a gift. My son caught this rainbow with this one
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First class dry flies These flies are great! Well tied and profile/materials are correct for this pattern. The ones I recently received will be used for grayling in Canada in July. I have ordered this pattern in the past, and it has held up very well. I tie my own, and these are a special treat for me.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Irrestible I have had some very large fish attack this fly. It has become one of my favorite dries. The fly is well tied and highly visible.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features I bought this fly to match the May fly hatch, can't wait to try this out
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well tied, good quality. A great performer! Well tied, good quality. A great performer! Good Orvis service, as usual. Thanks!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not an Adams Your description of the Irresistible as being a "Deer hair bodied Adams" is incorrect. The Irresistible was originated in the 1930's by Joe Messinger and is not a "version" of any other fly. It has a deer hair tail, two color deer hair body, Deer hair wings and claret, ginger, or brown hackle.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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