White Wulffs - NEW Q, scroll down PLEASE

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White Wulffs - NEW Q, scroll down PLEASE

Post by Eperous » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:33 pm

With trout season almost a week behind me now, I’ve been catching up on some reading, reading a few newly acquired, out-of-print books by Dana Lamb. While this fly fisher writes about a time and places years ago, I notice numerous referrals to White Wulff dry flies.

So here’s my question, should a savvy angler, maybe even me :o , carry a few in his dry fly box? And if so, what size? :?

Thanks in advance for feedback and insights. ;)

Ed
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Re: White Wulffs

Post by AaronH » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:53 pm

Hi Ed:
I would carry a few size 10&/or12's and fish them just before dark. Don't know why but it works.
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Re: White Wulffs

Post by catskilljohn » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:32 am

Like Aaron mentioned, and foxy Joe told me the same thing, right before dark. I had a great evening with one on the upper Willow, it was the only thing I had that was still visable, and in a #10 I could thread it on even in darkness.

I only carry 2 of them, and almost never use them, but on those rare occasions that I am on the water at evening/night, they are perfect. CJ
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Re: White Wulffs

Post by corlay » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:44 am

My dad swears by this fly as the last to be used before pitch dark. His reason is that it's the only fly in his box that he could possibly see under those conditions, but the trout to take it, too.

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Re: White Wulffs

Post by Enj12 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:20 am

I received similar information from Joe after visiting the shop. This fly produced my larger trout of the season, running out after dinner to get a few more casts in. Like everyone else, its much easier to see right before dark. In my experiences with the White Wulff it seems to bring the fish up even though the coffin flys might not be on the water at that time. My 2 cents.

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Re: White Wulffs

Post by redietz » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:02 am

Of course, if you ever find yourself on the Yellow Breeches during the white fly hatch, a White Wulff in a size 14 is a pretty obvious choice. Not a bad choice for smallmouth in the Potomac during that hatch, either, although in a slightly larger size. (Even catfish will rise to it.)
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Re: White Wulffs

Post by frankwalsh » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:28 pm

I find them effective in sizes 8-14 for rainbows during the Hexagenia hatch .........Frank

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Re: White Wulffs - NEW Q, see below PLEASE

Post by Eperous » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:48 am

What do folks commonly use for bodies on these??? The thought of wool seems somewhat counter-productive if I've tying a dry fly and trying to float it... :?:

Just curious, hope to whip up a few --- very soon...

Thanks..

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Re: White Wulffs - NEW Q, scroll down PLEASE

Post by catskilljohn » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:11 pm

If you can wait a week, and you make it to the CFFCM this weekend, I will give you a bunch of what I use. Its a poly, but spins around thread real easy, and best of all, I have it in great excess. CJ
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Re: White Wulffs - NEW Q, scroll down PLEASE

Post by Eperous » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:01 pm

Okay, thanks CJ...

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