Wulff flies date back to 1929 but they still are great flies, or rather: style of fly. Heavily hackled or sparse, with a dubbed, floss or thread body, natural or bleached Elk… Wulffs are still going strong!
Thread: 8/0, grey
Hook: Daiichi 1179, #10-16
Tail: Bleached Elk
Body: Yellow 6/0
Hackle: Whiting Silver Saddle Badger
Wing: Bleached Elk
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Divide the wing, make three thread wraps around the base of each wing to separate the wings. Make the thread wraps firm, not tight or the hair will flare.
Tie in hackle, dull side up. Note the bare stem at tie-in point and thread slope to the eye. The bare stem will result in a nice first wrap of the hackle without any stray barbs; the thread slope is a gradual taper to the hook eye, which helps hackling.
Wrap hackle (3x behind and 3x in front of wing, whip finish and varnish head.