Green Drake Wulff



I came across this in Patsy Deery's 'Irish Mayflies' book, I did tie up some for Lough Corrib, but never got to try them out. I think it looks a cracker of a fly and I'll be giving it a go on the river or lough as soon as I get a chance. According to Mr. Deery, the tail can be either moose body or natural deer hair, and the wing can be either moose or sable, I've used moose for both.

HOOK Kamasan B170 Sz 10 - 12.
THREAD Brown Benecchi 8/0.
TAIL Moose Body.
BODY Half And Half Yellow And Medium Olive Seals Fur.
WING - Moose Body.
HACKLE Grizzle Saddle Dyed Yellow.


STEP 1

Catch thread on and trim the waste.



STEP 2
Catch in a bunch of moose hair with loose turns first so it doesn't flair, tighten the warps when you have it in position.



STEP 3
Trim the waste hair and secure the tail in place with a few more tight wraps, bring the thread to the mid point between hook point and eye.



STEP 4
Again using loose wraps at first tie in the wing.



STEP 5
Trim the waste hair leaving a tapered body and secure with a few tight wraps.



STEP 6
Lift the wing into an upright position by placing a few wraps of thread in front of it.



STEP 7
Using a figure of eight split the wing in two through the centre, then take a a few wraps of thread around the base of each wing.




STEP 8
Return the thread to the tail and from a dubbing rope on the thread with the seal's fur mix.



STEP 9
Dub the body to a few millimetres before the wing.



STEP 10
Tie in the saddle hackle.



STEP 10
Wind the hackle past the wing to the eye, tie off and trim the waste.



STEP 11
Whip finish and varnish the head, and that's that.



Cheers