About the Grey Wulff Trout Fly
The Grey Wulff is a classic dry fly pattern that was first developed by American fly-fisherman Lee Wulff in the 1930s. The fly is designed to imitate the adult stage of the grey caddis, which is a type of caddisfly that is commonly found in the rivers and streams of North America.
It is usually tied with grey or dark gray coloured deer hair for the body, which mimics the natural colour of the grey caddis. The fly is tied to be bushy, high floating and to remain visible into the evening twilight, to mimic the natural appearance of the grey caddis.
The versatility and effectiveness of the Grey Wulff fly means it can be fished in a variety of water conditions, including rough water. It's also known for its ability to ride well on the surface of the water, which makes it an effective fly for targeting rising fish in fast water.
The Grey Wulff is fished on the surface of the water, and it is typically fished using a variety of retrieve methods, such as a dead drift, a skitter or a hop.
Dead drift is a method where the fly is casted upstream and allowed to drift downstream, mimicking the natural movement of the grey caddis.
The skitter method is when the fly is casted upstream and moved quickly across the surface of the water, mimicking the natural movement of a grey caddis trying to escape.
The hop method is when the fly is casted upstream and moved in a hopping motion downstream, also mimicking the natural movement of a grey caddis trying to escape.
Creator of this trout fly: Lee Wulff
Country of origin for this trout fly: America
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water
- Hook : TMC 10.
- Thread : Uni-thread Black 8/0.
- Tail : Brown buck tail.
- Body : Muskrat dubbing.
- Hackle : Medium blue dun.
- Wing : Brown buck tail.
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