Tying Instructions: Royal Wulff

1. Start the thread just behind the eye and lay a thread foundation to the midpoint of the hook shank. Leave the thread at the 3/4 position.
Step One
2. Clip a bundle of Calf Tail. The bundle should be about the size of the hook gap. Clean out the underfur with a dubbing comb. Step Two
3. Place the hair within a hair stacker and even the tips.
Step Three
4. The length of the wing should be about the same as the hook shank.
Step Four
5. Attach the bundle to the top of the shank at the 3/4 position. Secure the bundle to the midpoint of the shank. Step Five
6. Clip the butts of the calf tail wing on a taper using a couple of cuts.

Step Six
7. Wrap the butt ends of the hair firmly to the top of the hook shank. Bring the thread up to the wing and place a number of wraps in front of the wing forcing the hair upright.
Step Seven
8. Divide the wing into two equal amounts by using an x-thread wrap. Apply some wraps at the base of each divided wing and with some additional x-wraps force the wings to stand upright. Finally, apply some wraps in front of the wings to stablize them. Apply a drop of Zap a Gap to set the wings in place.
Step Eight
9. Clip a bundle of Moose Mane or Deer Hair for a tail. The length of the tail should equal the shank length. Clean out any underfur and even the tips in a hair stacker.
Step Nine
10. Attach the tailing fibers just above the bend of the hook and secure with tight thread wraps. Trim the butts of the tail so that they merge flush with the wing post butts.
Step Ten
11. Secure with thread wraps. Step Eleven
12. Attach 3-4 peacock herls to the tie-in position of the tail. Using a thread loop, wrap the herl around the loop and twist into a chenille rope.
Step Twelve
13. The chenille rope of herl will help to protect it from unraveling once it is used. Give about three wraps of the herl which will cover about one third of the space between the tail and the wing post.
Step Thirteen
14. Secure with a couple of thread wraps but do not trim the herl rope. Attach the Floss. Four strands are fine for sizes greater than 14. Use 2 strands for smaller sizes. Step Fourteen
15. Bring the herl rope forward under the hook shank to the forward third of space behind the wing. Secure with a couple of thread wraps.
Step Fifteen
16. Wrap the floss covering the second one third portion and secure with 5-6 thread wraps.
Step Sixteen
17. Trim off the butt ends of the floss and wrap the herl rope to just behind the wing post base. Secure with 5-6 thread wraps.Trim the herl rope butts and secure with thread wraps leaving some space to attach the hackles behind the wing post.
Step Seventeen
18. Attach a brown hackle by the butts from behind the wing post and also extending in front of the wing post. The hackle should have the dull side facing you.
Step Eighteen
19. Take the hackle and wrap three times behind the wing post and 3-4 times in front. Secure with thread wraps behind the eye and trim off the remainder.
Step Nineteen
20. Finally whip finish and apply a drop of head cement. You may wish to trim the bottom hackles to help position the fly in the water. Step Twenty
21. The Finished Royal Wulff.
Step Twentyone
   

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