Classic mayfly imitation, deer/elk hair wing, visible & buoyant, great during hatches/searching.
How it's tied
The Grey Wulff is tied using a combination of materials such as fine dubbing, calf tail, and saddle hackle. The fly's body is made from dubbed fur, often in a grey or tan color, while the tail and divided wings are created from calf tail fibers. The saddle hackle is wound around the body to give the fly its distinctive, bushy appearance.
What it mimics
The Grey Wulff is designed to imitate adult mayflies, particularly those in the drake and dun stages. The bushy hackle and divided wings help the fly sit high on the water, making it an effective pattern for rough or fast-flowing water where natural insects struggle to stay afloat. The fly's overall profile and coloration closely resemble various mayfly species.
Where it's used
This fly can be used in a variety of freshwater environments, but it's mostly used on streams and rivers. It is particularly effective in fast-flowing or broken water, as the bushy hackle helps it to stay afloat and remain visible to both the angler and the fish.