Ausable Wulff Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

The Ausable Wulff was created by Fran Betters of Wilmington, N.Y.

Ausable Wulff Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

The Ausable Wulff was created by Fran Betters of Wilmington, N.Y. Ausable Wulff Dry Fly

The Ausable Wulff Dry Fly was developed by Fran Betters on the banks of the Ausable River in the Adirondacks. The Ausable wulff hair wing fly rides high and dry in rough water and is also excellent for aggressive small stream brook trout. I enjoy fishing the Ausable Wulff in the early summer on the trout streams near my house.

Thread: Hot orange 6/0

Tail: Woodchuck tail fibers or moose body hair

Body: Bleached Australian opossum or other tan fur.

Wing: White calf tail – upright and divided

 

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 our fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

Adams Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

The Adams is probably the most popular dry fly of all time.

Adams Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

Adams Dry FlyThe Adams is probably the most popular dry fly of all time.

 

The Adams dry fly is one of the most popular flies in the world. The adams dry fly was first tied for Mayfield Pond in Michigan. One summer day in 1922, Charles F. Adams, was fishing the pond when he saw an insect that interested him. When he returned to his hotel, he described it to local fly tier Leonard Halladay who tied what was to become the adams.

The adams is an all around versatile dry fly. It can be used as an imitation for most mayflies and even works well during caddis hatches. If you can tie wings then this adams dry fly pattern is a quick fly to tie. Every spring I make sure there are several in my fly box. My favorite adams dry fly sizes are sizes 12 and 14.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 94840, # 94842 or # 94833
10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Fly Dressing:

Thread: Black 8/0

Tail: Brown and grizzly hackle fibers

Body: Muskrat or medium gray dubbing

Wing: Grizzly hackle tips-upright and divided

Hackle: Brown & grizzly hackles, mixed

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.

Muddler Minnow Fly – Fly Recipe

Muddler Minnow Fly – Fly RecipeMuddler minnow is a great all around fly for every fly fishers fly box

Muddle Minnow

I first fished this fly on the Firehole in Yellowstone. It worked well on the trout that day. I have used it on both coasts. This is a fly that should be in everyone’s lineup. The muddler minnow was first tied by Don Gapen of Anoka, Minnesota in 1936, to imitate the sculpin. The muddler minnow can be fished on the surface as well as with weighted line down near the bottom. It is now a popular pattern world-wide and is just as good on salmon as trout.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 9672, # 9671 or # 38941
Sizes: 2-4-6-8-10-12-14

Fly Dressing:

Thread: Black 6/0

Body: Gold tinsel – double wrapped

Tail: Mottled turkey quills

Wing: Gray squirrel tail with two mottled turkey wings tied in

Head: Deer hair tied and clipped tight. Leave some of the deer hair long to cape over the wing

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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