The Barbless Wulff Selection, during the tail end of the Mayfly hath and the start of the summer hatches, the Wulff series of flies are the first thing I tie on, they are great searching patterns and are good representations of the major up-winged flies found on the river at these times. Here we have a selection of 16 Wulffs four different patterns (to cover the major river types/colours in the UK) in two different sizes (12 & 16).
The Wulff dry fly was first tied by Lee Wulff, and with its bushy hackle is a great fly for those riffles which would sink a more delicate fly. Fish these flies as a standard dry, but don't be afraid to also fish these when they are wet - they are surprisingly successful fished in the surface film! The Wulff flies come into their own in an afternoon through to late evenings.
When searching the river with a Wulff, try this technique:
1. From the bank, section the river into lanes about 3ft wide.
2. Cast upstream and make 3 or 4 drifts in the nearest lane, repeat for each lane, working away from you.
3. Step upstream and repeat the process.
Descriptions and photo's of the flies can be found below:
Grey Wulff. The classic Grey Wulff, tied on a wide gape barbless hook. With a grey body and grey hackle. This pattern has grey wings with brown tips. This selection contains two each of sizes 12 & 16.
CdC Grey Wulff. Tied on a wide gape barbless hook. With a grey body and grey hackle. This pattern has grey CdC wings, a really nice pattern to fish in those slower glides. This selection contains two each of sizes 12 & 16.
White Wulff. Tied on a wide gape barbless hook. With a cream body and cream hackle. This pattern has white wings. This selection contains two each of sizes 12 & 16.
Green Drake Wulff. Tied on a wide gape barbless hook. With a green ribbed body and olive green hackle. This pattern has dark grey wings just like the insect it imitates. This selection contains two each of sizes 12 & 16.
Note: Should the "Tree Trout" steal any of your flies, I am happy to sell flies individually to allow you to top up your box. Please contact us with details of your order, and I will email you an invoice. Wulffs can be bought for £1.25 per fly.
The above price includes 16 hand-tied Wulffs with a free 8-compartment fly box. We now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium Silicone Fly Box for an extra £6, for details of the box we offer see here.
We currently have these fly selections in stock and will ship these to you as soon as we receive notification of your payment, generally if a payment is made in the morning your flies will be with you the very next day. All products from Barbless Flies are shipped free of charge, to anywhere in the world.