Grey Wulf Fly

Grey Wulf

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.

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Fish you can can fly fish for with the Grey Wulf

Brook trout

Brown Trout

Cutthroat Trout

Golden Trout


Marble Trout

Rainbow Trout



Mayflies (Latin: Ephemeroptera)

The Grey Wulf mimics one or more species from the insect order Mayflies

Latin: Ephemeroptera

Mayflies are aquatic insects known for their short adult lives, ephemeral presence, and importance to aquatic ecosystems.

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