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white Wulffs

2010/4/17 8:10
From Ransom, Pennsylvania
Posts: 756
having just realized that my vacation this year corresponds with the most likely dates for the white fly hatch on the susky, I decided to tie some white wulffs, but realized a little too late that I didn't have any properly sized white or silver badger hackles, so, in a pinch, I tied them with grizzly hackle. Do you think this will effect their performance at all? (by the way, I just ordered more white hackle from J. Stockard this morning...)

Posted on: 2010/6/6 8:28

Re: white Wulffs

2006/9/21 0:02
From Pittsburgh
Posts: 4591
They should work fine.
Those flies don't really start hatching until almost dusk, and most of the fishing to them is after dark anyway

Posted on: 2010/6/6 8:51

Re: white Wulffs

2009/8/19 17:22
Posts: 1280
do you have any white cdc ? or tie them parachute and use light ginger for the hackle , grizzly will work

Posted on: 2010/6/6 11:26

Re: white Wulffs
2006/9/11 8:26
From Chester County
Posts: 9830
SMB's are no where near as persickity to catch as trout during a hatch. It's best to pick a fly that's durable and floats well since the action can be intense, and the last thing you want is a slimed up fly that won't float, plus you really don't want to have to change flies in the dark. I would stay away from CDC for sure for this reason. Deer hair flies are okay, but a small to medium sized white popper or slider works well and you won't have any flotation problems with it.

Also, I would bet a smallish gurgler would be a great fly to try. Easy to tie, durable, and floats well.

Good luck.

Posted on: 2010/6/6 12:06

Re: white Wulffs

2007/5/21 10:47
Posts: 284
afish is right on the money. You don't want the dry fly imitation: you want the fly that imitates the minnows and other small forage fish that are eating the bugs. I like the floating minnow, but a gurgler would likely be just as deadly if not more so.

Posted on: 2010/6/7 12:44

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