Fly Tying The Royal Wulff

Fly Tying The Royal Wulff

Royal Wulff Recipe:

Hook: TMC 100 #10-20

Thread: 8/0 Black

Wing: White Calf Body hair


Tail: Dark Moose hair


Rib: Fine Copper Wire


Body: Peacock herl and red floss

Hackle: Brown Rooster Hackle

Fly Tying The Royal Wulff Video:


Tying The Royal Wulff

Tying The Royal Wulff Step 1 of 17

Start the thread behind the eye and wrap back to the midpoint on the shank. Tie in a cleaned and stacked clump of calf hair so it is one shank length long at the seventy five percent point on the hook.

Tying The Royal Wulff Step 2 of 17

Trim the butt ends of the calf at an angle and wrap back over the butts to the bend.

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Tie in a clump of stacked and cleaned moose hair at the bend so it is a shank length long. Wrap forward over the butt ends to the base of the wing butts.

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Trim the butt ends of the tail so they mate up to the butts of the wing.

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Wrap forward over the butt ends of the tail to smooth off the shank.

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Lift the wing up and build a thread dam in front to prop it more upright.

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Divide the wing clump in half and make several thread wraps to separate the wings.

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Wrap the hackle forward forming a dense collar. Tie the hackles off at the eye and trim the excess. Whip finish and trim the thread.

Finished Royal Wulff

Tying The Royal Wulff Step 8 of 17

Make several more turns of thread to divide the wings going in the opposite direction.

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Post the base of each wing with several turns to group the wings into a bunch.

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Bring the thread back to the bend and tie in several strands of fine peacock herl. Tie in a strand of fine copper wire at the bend as well.

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Wrap the peacock herl forward to just short o fthe hook point and tie it off. Clip the excess.

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Move the thread forward and tie in a strand of red floss.

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Wrap the floss back to the first bunch of peacock and forward again to just behind the wings. Tie off and clip the floss.

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Tie in and wrap another bunch of peacock herl as you did at the bend. Clip the excess peacock herl.

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Wrap the rib forward over the peacock and the floss to the back of the wings and tie it off. Clip the excess.

Tying The Royal Wulff Step 16 of 17

Tie in two brown hackles at the front edge of the body. Bring the thread forward to the eye.

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