Grizzly Wulff Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

grizzly wulff dry fly

Grizzly Wulff Dry Fly

grizzly wulff dry fly

The grizzly wulff is high floating, durable and easy to fish. It is a relatively easy fly to tie. When I lived out west it was one of the most common

flies in my fly box. Many cutthroat trout ended up in the frying pan when I fly fished this fly. The grizzly wulff was developed by Lee Wulff.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad 94840 or 94833
Hook: #8 – 14

Fly Dressing:

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: Calf tail or bucktail

Body: Pale yellow floss

Wing: Calf tail or bucktail

Hackle: Grizzle and brown mixed

 

If you like to tie flies like the grizzly wulff, look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

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Bucktail Flies:

Little Brook Trout; Black-Nose Dace; Mickey Finn; Muddler Minnow; Marabou Muddler

Wet Flies:

Royal Coachman; Adams Wet Fly; Black and Orange wet Fly; Black Gnat Wet Fly; Carey Special Wet Fly; Grizzly King Wet Fly; Parmachene Belle Wet Fly;

Streamer Flies:

Black Ghost; Hornberg Streamer; Woolly Bugger

Dry Flies:

American March Brown; Quill Gordon; Blue Dun; Light Cahill; Ausable Wulff; Black Ant; Royal Wulff; Adams; Mosquito; Black Gnat; Deer Hair Bee Fly; Grizzly Wulff Dry Fly; Parachute Blue Winged Olive; Parachute Pale Morning Dun; Parachute Royal Coachman

Nymph Flies:

Hare’s Ear; Hendrickson Nymph; Kaufman`s Stone Fly

Grizzly King Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

grizzly king wet wet fly is a good mid-water imitator

grizzly king wet wet fly is a good mid-water imitatorGrizzly King Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

Grizzly King Wet Fly

The Grizzly king wet fly is an old pattern and has been been very popular for brook trout in New England and Canada. The grizzly king wet fly is a fine fly to use with a sinking line in the clear fast streams trout inhabit.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad 3906 sizes 10 – 14
Sizes 8-16

Fly Recipe:

Thread: black size 6/0

Tail: Red swan, duck or goose or any crimson red hackle barbs

Body: Green embroidery floss or green dubbing.

Ribs: Fine flat silver tinsel or with a Black tinsel.

Hackle: Mallard duck body feather (long fibers).

Wings: Mallard flank feathers

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly box.

Deer Hair Bee Fly – Fly Recipe

deer hair bee

Deer Hair Bee Fly – Fly Recipe

Deer Hair Bee Flydeer hair bee

The deer hair bee is an imitator pattern and is a great searching fly for most free stone streams. It is usually fished dry but may also be fished wet.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 3399
Sizes: 10 – 20

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: Golden pheasant tippets or brown hackle fibers

Body: Yellow and black dyed deer hair – tied in sections of black-yellow-black

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

Carey Special Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

Carey special wet fly

Carey Special Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

Carey Special Wet FlyCarey special wet fly

It is my understanding that this fly pattern developed in the Canadian west. The variations are are up to you. The body color can change according to what you think will work. The pattern here is red chenille but olive, black, orange, etc can be substituted. You can also use floss or fur – it is up to you.

I have used the Carey Special in red to clean up on a school of perch and have read that in orange on a larger fly works on salmon and steelhead.

The best hooks for this fly are:

3x long nymph or streamer
Sizes: 12 – 8

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0.

Tail: Pheasant flank feather fibers

Rib: Copper wire or similar

Body: red chenille

Hackle: Pheasant flank feather, tied back.

You can add weighted if you want to fish deep.

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

Blue Dun Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

blue dun dry fly is a great fly to learn to tie and fish

Blue Dun Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

Blue Dun Dry Flyblue dun dry fly is a great fly to learn to tie and fish

The Blue Dun is another classic trout dry fly pattern that was originated to imitate the early mayfly hatches. These dry flies work for a number of hatches including the Blue Winged Olives, Hendricksons, Blue Quills and Quill Gordons. The Blue dun was the first winged fly I learned to tie correctly. I have fished the heck out of this fly from coast-to-coast and have caught rainbow, brook and cutthroat trout along with a smattering of panfish.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 94840, # 94845 or # 94833
Sizes: 12-14-16-18

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0

Body: dubbed gray muskrat fur

Tail: Sparse blue dun barbules

Wing: Natural duck quill

Hackle: medium blue dun hackle

 

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

Black Nose Dace bucktail – Fly Recipe

Black nose dace bucktail fly is an imitator of fish

Black Nose Dace bucktail – Fly Recipe

Black Nose Dace bucktailBlack nose dace bucktail fly is an imitator of fish

In 1947, Art Flick’s Streamside Guide listed only one bucktail, the Black-Nose Dace. The Black Nose Dace bucktail copies many species of small baitfish, such as chubs and dace, that have dark lateral lines.

This is a fun fly to fish streamside. Cast out into pockets or rapid tails and strip line as necessary. The Black Nose Dace is also fun to use when site fishing in clear waters when you can watch a trout rise and chase. I enjoy using this fly but frankly for whatever reason the black nose dace is one of the harder flies I tie. For every black nose dace that ties right, one come out ugly.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 3665A or # 38941
Sizes: 4-6-8-10-12

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: Short stubby red wool or yarn

Body: Flat silver tinsel

Wing – in three layers:
Bottom layer: sparse white bucktail
Middle layer: black dyed squirrel
Top Layer: Brown bucktail

 

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

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