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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 10:19 AM

The Royal Wulff is a great fly, except its really difficult to tie in those calf tail wings. But I have come up with an easier way, that I think actually is better.  It makes the fly float higher, easier to see, and is much easier to tie in.  

 
In small mountain creeks and streams, there is one fly that seems to out preform all the others.  Of course thats this fly, the Royal Wulff.  There isn't a time that this fly isn't in my box with hiking in the back country.  Great little flies.  I am not sure really what the trout mistake it as, some say a flying ant.  But no matter what the trout think it is, it works, and that is all that matters!  
 
Hook: Firehole Sticks #419 in size 16
Thread:  Veevus 10/0 in black
Tail:  Moose Body Hair
Abdomen:  Peacock Hurl 
Hot Spot:  Uni Floss 
Wing:  EP fiber
Hackle:  Mets Rooster Neck 
Cement:  Hard as Hull


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