Black Wulff (variation) SBS

Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step / Video' started by ScottP, Nov 24, 2013.

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    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

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

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    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

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

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

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

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

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    clean a clump of deer hair, trim tips

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

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    trim deer hair to create thorax/pfd

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

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

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

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

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    repeat on far wing

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    adjust dihedral and brush wing base with SHHAN

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

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

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

    Regards,
    Scott
     
    Jack Devlin likes this.
  2. Scott, great SBS. I always find something helpful in these.
     
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  3. Great Scott!!! Is it also called "The Pink Lady"?
     
  4. Nicely done. Great SBS. Thanks.
    Jack
     
  5. 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
     

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