Question about Wulff Ambush

CLO

Future WFF Mod
#1
For those of you that fish Wulff Ambush line, do you use a floating poly leader when nymphing or dry fly skating? Can I just use the main line when doing this or should I get a floating head?



Thanks!
 

Old406Kid

Active Member
#2
I use tapered leaders directly to the line, have never tried the poly. I primarily use it for swinging and kind of a
nymph/let it swing thing.
They don't mend as well as other lines at any distance but are great for areas with limited back cast room.
 

CLO

Future WFF Mod
#3
Do you user the Ambush on a single hander or switch? I was thinking I could use it on both and mending on the switch rod might be easier due to the rod length.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#5
I see no need to overline due to the extreme weight forward short head design. Mending is tougher with the short head and almost instant taper to the shooting/running line.
 

Old406Kid

Active Member
#7
Do you user the Ambush on a single hander or switch? I was thinking I could use it on both and mending on the switch rod might be easier due to the rod length.
I have a 8 wt. line that I use on both a 9' 6" 8 wt. and a 10' 0" 7 wt. Both handle the line well. I replaced the screw in fighting butt with a 4'' lower grip on the 7 so I can cast one or two handed, kind of a bastardized switch but works pretty good and gives me a break on the shoulder when needed.
Red's Fly Shop has some various videos on the Ambush line that you might want to check out if you haven't already.