For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Sunday, April 26, 2020
A Few Hours With Fran And His Fly
The Ausable Wulff, a Fran Betters classic. I tie them but they just don't seem to look like his. None the less they fish very well and I guess that's why he created the pattern in the first place. I chose to fish the Ausable Wulff one day and like most times it brought a few to the surface. Some friendly pointers from Fran on how to fish his creation helped me to present the Wulff so that any brookie in the vicinity would take it. Now I must say that Fran was not with me at least in body but he was there in my mind. It does one good to pull an old fly out of the box and fish it. They may not always work the way you want them and that's OK. I would suggest that the next time you pull a fly out of your box make sure it's a Betters Ausable Wulff.
One of a few that could not let the Ausable Wulff pass.
How the Wulff looks after being chewed on for a few outings.
An Autumn brook trout from a couple of years ago. The Ausable Wulff in his lip.