Blonde Wulff Tute
There are many Wulff patterns using different material. This particular one uses light Elk hair for the tail and wing. A similar pattern, using white calf tail, is used to create the White Wulff. These patterns are excellent dry flies for rough water conditions. The White Wulff is also an excellent pattern to use for a coffin fly on a 3x long hook.
Hook: Dry Fly 2x long #8 to #14
Tail: Light Elk hair
Wing: Light Elk hair
Body: Buff tan dry fly dubbing
Hackle: Med. tan hackle
1. After thread basing the hook shank tie in a tail about the length of the hook length. (From behind eye to end of bend) Trim the ends about a third the way forward from the bend. I like to keep it trimmed at a taper as shown.
2. Wing: Tie down a wing of light elk hair about a third the way back from the hook eye. The length of wing will be the same as the length of the tail. Make a few wraps of thread in front of wing to draw it upward but no need to get it exactly perpendicular to the hook shank just yet.
3. Trim the butt ends of the wing hair just over the tapered butt hair of the tail and thread wrap back to bend of hook.
4. Body: Dub a body of buff tan fur. Make a few fur wraps in front of the wing to stand up straight and bring thread back behind wing.
5. Hackle: Tie in hackle behind wing as shown with dominate color facing you. The length of hackle is the same length of the hook shank. (From behind eye to start of bend)
6: Wrap hackle around dubbing forward behind and in front of wing. Make more wraps behind wing than in front.
7. Trim ends of hackle and you can whip finish or I like to use a half hitch tool and make at least 2 half hitches for thread head.
8. Blonde Wulff. Dab head cement on thread head and you’re ready to fish it.