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8 Royal Wulff's

This list wouldn’t be complete without the classic Royal Wulff. 8 Maids a milking translates to using calf tail. The Wulff series is one I haven’t tied a whole bunch of, but I have tied a fair share on the end of my line over the years.

On the eighth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
8 Royal Wulffs
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

Royal Wulff Dry Fly

Royal Wulff – Click here for a step by step tutorial

Hook: Standard Dry Fly Hook Size 8-20
Thread: Black 6/0 for larger sizes, and 8/0 for smaller sizes.
Wing: White calf body hair.
Tail: Moose body hair.
Body: Peacock herl and red floss.
Hackle: Coachman brown dry fly hackle.

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7 Baron's Swinging

Wow, it was tougher to come up with a swan than I figured it would be. Anyhow, I managed to track down a Baron. originally tied back in the early 1900’s, this classic fly uses swan in the construction of the married wing.  

On the seventh day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

Baron

Tag: Silver twist and dark red-claret silk.
Tail: Golden pheasant topping.
Butt: Black ostrich herl.
Body: In two equal sections: First half with silver flat tinsel ribbed with silver oval tinsel and butted with Indian crow extending to butt and black ostrich herl. Second half with black silk ribbed with silver oval tinsel.
Hackle: Dark red-claret.
Throat: Jay.
Wing: Tippet strands, swan dyed yellow, wood duck, blue and red macaw, golden pheasant tail, peacock wing with a mallard roof and golden pheasant topping over all.
Sides: Jungle cock.
Cheeks: Chatterer.
Horns: Blue macaw.
Head: Black ostrich herl.

For more info on the Baron, visit http://www.bestclassicsalmonflies.com

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Salmon and Steelhead tying contest underway

It’s time to pull out your skills as a leet tyer and put your best hook forward. The latest contest over at FFC has just launched.  Entry is limited to 20 tyers this round, let’s push to fill this one. It’s open to anyone with thread and a vise, so give it a shot. I’m thinking about tying a new fly for this contest. If I win, I’ll use it as my new blog header fly, so vote for me (pacres) when the polls open. 🙂

 FFC Salmon / Steelhead Tying Contest

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