SBS Black Wulff (variation) SBS

ScottP

Active Member
#1


Just for kicks


hook - Orvis 1645-00 #8 (don't have any low water iron)
thread - UTC 140 black
tails - calf tail black
abdomen - Uni-stretch cerise
thorax - deer hair black
wing - calf tail black
hackle - black/grizzly


mash barb, attach the thread at 75% mark




clean/stack a clump of calf tail; even with a big stacker, it helps to even up the tips by hand first




measure for length (hook shank) and tie in with 2 firm wraps (don't release or this stuff will spin); continue back with a few more firm wraps






cut the butts at an angle, smooth with thread and wrap back to bend




clean/stack a smaller clump; measure for length (little less than shank) and tie in






wrap forward toward wing, trim butts at junction and smooth over with thread wraps






tie in Uni-stretch at 50% mark, wrap to tail and back; tie off






clean a clump of deer hair, trim tips




tie in at 60% mark with 2 soft wraps; release hair and let it spin around hook








trim deer hair to create thorax/pfd







move thread in front of wing, pull wing back and create thread dam






divide wing and take 3 wraps from rear (near-side) to front (far-side)






then 3 wraps from front (near-side) to rear (far-side)




post near wing; 5 wraps up post and 1 behind wings to lock in place






repeat on far wing






adjust dihedral and brush wing base with SHHAN






tie in hackle; build up area in front of wing with thread for smooth hackle transition




wrap hackle, whip finish (keeping it classy) and SHHAN






if you catch any fish, have your ghillie bonk it with a priest; stuff it in your wicker creel

Regards,
Scott
 

ScottP

Active Member
#5
Great Scott!!! Is it also called "The Pink Lady"?
Pink Lady patterns I've seen have pheasant tippet (not sure if it's golden or Amherst) tail, pink floss body ribbed with gold tinsel, duck quill wings and dun hackle; much more in the Catskill vein than this thing. From what I can find, the body on the Black Wulff is pink floss; I used the Uni-stretch because I hate working with floss.

Regards,
Scott