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Kennebago Wulff

Posted on October 01 2012

Kennebago Wulff dry fishing fly with hair wings

Hook – 94840 sizes 6-14
Thread – gray
Tail & wing – deer hair
Body – blue-gray yarn
hackle – light dun

The Kennebago Wulff was created by Bud Wilcox of Rangeley. Bud was a long time tier and supplier of tying supplies in town. When I bought the shop, I got a collection of Wilcox originals.   In the selection were a couple Kennebago Wulffs. This was an important find because this pattern has been changed a lot. Sometimes you see a simple gray wulff being called a Kennebago Wulff. There is even a pattern out there with red hair wings. With an original, tied by its creator, there can be no doubt as to the true colors in the pattern and I believe this is the only shop that carries the true pattern.

When I was a kid, my father would put a Kennebago Wulff on my line and I would wander up and down the Kennebago all day long with that one fly catching Brookies.   The larger size can copy a drake, while the smaller size is great during the spring may fly hatches. Tying hair wings can be a bit tricky, so make sure you use the right hair for the job. This winter I will be giving a lesson or two at the shop on how to tie with deer hair, so stay tuned. I have some really good deer hair at the shop and would be glad to help you get the right hair for the job.

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