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Monday, November 10, 2014
A Fran Betters Inspiration
Ausable Wulff, Parachute
Fran Betters of Wilmington, New York was a fly designer to the highest degree. His patterns are for fly anglers to do one thing, "catch fish". This is a variation of one of Frans best creations the "Ausable Wulff"
The pattern incorporates all of the materials used to tie the Ausable Wulff, only in a parachute version. I can tie pretty much all patterns, maybe not perfect but good enough. The parachute style fly has always been a problem for me and I never tie them. After getting some encouragement as well as a few good pointers I attempted to tie a few. Perhaps I should have tied the Adams in a parachute seeing how it's probably the number one fish taker, but instead I chose one of Frans patterns.
While not perfect, and if it were in the fly bins of a fly shop would most likely be passed over, I believe it will catch it share of fish.
Hook, Mustad 9671....Tail, woodchuck guard hairs....Body, rust orange Australian opossum....Wing post, yellow calf tail....Hackle, Grizzly and brown.