Fran Betters was the dean of the Ausable River in New York’s Adirondack Mts. Fran is credited with developing several patterns including the Ausable Wulff, the Usual and the Haystack. A number of his ties became the foundation for popular patterns such as the comparadun, and some of the no hackle patterns from Swisher & Richards. This fly is a parachute version of the Ausable Wulff.
Hook – Dry fly #10 -18
Thread – Flo Orange or Red 8/0
Post – White calf tail
Tail – Woodchuck body guard hair
Body – Rusty orange dubbing
Hackle – Brown and Grizzly; mixed tied parachute style
Fly tied by John Lazar