Royal Wulff Wings

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  1. breadman

    breadman New Member

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    I was wondering what you guys thought was the best material to use for hair wings on a Royal Wulff. I normaly use calf hair, but I saw some tied that had hair that was straigh and looked really nice compared to the slight crinkle of calf hair. Any suggestions?

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    Spencer
     
  2. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I have used calftail, but found it tough to use. I now use calf body hair, which is less crinkly, but it is hard to stack and hold. It makes for a nice looking fly though. I have used white poly, but it looks kinda funky. However the body is easier to build without the bulk that the hair gives.

    The royal wulff is my "go-to" fly most of the time when I fish small waters, usually with a nymph dropper.

    Wayne
     
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    calf body I 2nd !
     
  4. breadman

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    Thanks Guys,, I will definetly give the body hair a go.

    Spencer
     
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    Squirrel tail works well for me when I want a dark wing. Sometimes I wil add a tuft of white buck tail to the top if I want a marker.

    Squirrel is fine and straight and easy to use if tied in with two or three bunches of hair. I also like the contrast that natural squirrel gives to the fly.

    Dave
     
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    You could also use white Z-lon, Antron, or poly yarn. These work especially well on small (#18-#24) Royal Wullfs because they have a less bulkly tie in area and are simply trimmed to size after being set.
     

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