The Royal Wulff I tied the other day was a part of a set of RW on the Partridge bomber hooks I have. Repeating a pattern again and again is the only thing that really makes you learn it, and now I have some great RW for salmon, and for the really hungry trout.
The length of the bomber hooks makes the body become longer and slender than you would normally see on a RW, but there should not be more hackle on these than there are now. Looking forward to float these on a stream (once all the ice has gone here in Norway)
Partridge Bomber #2
Partridge Bomber #4
Partridge Bomber #6
Partridge Bomber #8
TMC 100BL #16
The whole family
A coffee-and-tying sunday morning with a fill-up of this pattern in orange/yellow. Should get some dubbing that matches the orange tail, but this will work as a charm! Now out to test this on a trout!
Hook: Knapek Wet Fly #10
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Mallard Flank
Body: Spirit River Rabbit-Tron Western March Brown
Rib: Sybai Flat Tinsel Holographic Black 0.4mm
Hackle: Whiting Bronze
Wing post: Hareline Para Post Dark Grey
One of those that will work under different hatches. The starting point was the dubbing and tinsel that I found in a drawer and that I hadn’t used before. The hook is a wet-fly hook, but it is very light and will make the fly sit nicely in the surface.
Here is one variant with dust broom wing and pearl tinsel:
Following up from the other day I tied up a batch of pale yellow (Hare-Tron Pale Yellow dubbing for body) balloon caddis. I also tried with black/red foam on a couple of them to see how that came out.
I added a bit of white CDC on top of the wing to add a bit of extra life to the fly:
The pale yellow without CDC:
Hook: Mustad 94840 #12, #14, #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Yellow
Tail: Soft hackle
Body: Fly-Rite Golden Yellow
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown
Getting ready for some fishing tomorrow with this family of Aurivilli in various sizes. The forest around Oslo should be primed with the last few days reaching up into the mid-20C and a bit of rain, so I will bring my bike out and check out some new areas that I haven’t tested out yet.