Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tying the Ausable Wulff

Fran Betters created the high floating Ausable Wulff for the boulder strewn, swift, broken water of the West Branch of the Ausable River in NY's Adirondack mountains in 1964.  Over the years this fly has become a favored pattern for trout anglers throughout North America.  The fly's ubiquitous appearance makes it a great searching pattern, and depending on the size, it can also be fished over hatches of dark mayflies.  I've seen it tied, and fished with success, in sizes #8 right down to a #20; when tying it in smaller sizes the wings are often omitted. Here Tim Flagler, shows how he ties the Ausable Wulff.
   
 
Also this week, Tim is Tom Rosenbauer's weekly podcast guest, talking about all things fly tying.  You can listen to it here: LINK

And the stuff he says about me? None of it is true.

Sharpen your hooks!

2 comments:

Robert Gil said...

MATT

GLAD TOO SEE IM NOT YOUR ONLY FAN :). I AGREE WITH TIM ON THE PODCAST, BEST FLY TYER AROUND. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO. AND YES WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A PICTURE TOGETHER AT SOMERSET, THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE I WAS JUST FELT OVERWHELMED. STILL GETTING USED TO BEING BACK HOME. ON ANOTHER NOTE , I WILL BE TEACHING SOME VETERANS WITH PROJECT HEALING WATERS HOW TO TIE USING WHAT I LEARNED FROM TIM AND YOUR VIDEOS. WISH ME LUCK HERE IN NYC!

BEST
SGT ROBERT "NICKO" GIL

Matt Grobert said...

Nicko, thank you and thank you for your service to our country. Please email me and give me some info on the classes. I'd like to come into the city sometime and help you out......maybe show some of the guys some tying "voodoo". : ) Best, Matt