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Discussion in 'Fly Tying Step by Step' started by ScottP, May 10, 2014.

  1. ScottP

    ScottP Active Member

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    Wulff variation, apparently an effective fly in the Sierras; simple, sleek.


    hook - Dai Riki 320 #12
    thread - Danville 6/0 black
    tail - golden pheasant tippets
    wing - calf tail
    abdomen - Congo Hair black
    hackle - brown

    mash barb, start thread at 70% mark (reference point for wing)

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    clean, stack, measure (hook shank) a clump of calftail

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    two soft loops (don't let the thread slide forward, then a few more tight ones

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    trim butts at an angle, then smooth with thread wraps

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    push the hair up and back, creasing it with your thumbnail; make a thread dam in front with a few firm wraps

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    split, figure-8, post, lock wrap behind, post, lock wrap behind, Sally

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    measure (shank length) some pheasant tippet; tie in and wrap forward, creating smooth intersection with wing butts

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    tie in a sparse hank of CH; wrap forward to 60% mark, tie off and trim

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    tie in hackle

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    wrap, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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    Regards,
    Scott
     
  2. tkww

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    Good reminder that poly of all sorts can work for a body material. Nice job on the split wings.
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nice tie and good variation on an old classic!
     
  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I can see how that would work well here in California!