Tying Instructions: Royal Wulff

1. Start the thread just behind the eye and lay a thread foundation to the midpoint of the hook shank. Clip a bundle of Calf Tail and even the tips. Attach the bundle to the top of the shank at the 3/4 position with the length of the wing to be just a little longer then the shank. Secure the bundle to the midpoint of the shank.
Step One
2. Clip the butts of the calf tail wing on a taper using a couple of cuts.
Step Two
3. 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.
Step Three
4. Attach a tail using a bundle of Moose Mane or Deer Hair. The length of the tail should equal the shank length. Trim the butts of the tail so that they merge flush with the wing post butts. and secure with thread wraps.
Step Four
5. 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. Give about three wraps of the herl which will cover about one third of the space between the tail and the wing post. Secure with a couple of thread wraps but do not trim the herl rope. Step Five
6. Apply thread wraps over the herl creating an equal one third amount of space for the floss to lay down.
Step Six
7. Attach the Floss. Four strands are fine for sizes greater than 14. Use 2 strands for smaller sizes.
Step Seven
8. Wrap the floss covering the second one third portion and secure with 5-6 thread wraps.
Step Eight
9. 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.
Step Nine
10. Trim the herl rope butts and secure with thread wraps leaving some space to attach the hackles behind the wing post.
Step Ten
11. Attach two brown hackles by their butts from behind the wing post and also extending in front of the wing post. The hackle should be back to back with the dull side facing you. Step Eleven
12. Take the nearest 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 Twelve
13. Take the remaining hackle and wrap another three times behind the wing post and 3-4 times in front. Secure and trim the remainder. 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 Thirteen

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