Humpy

 

Recipe

HOOK: 1X fine wire, standard shank, turned-down eye; e.g., TMC 100 or equivalent. Sizes 10-20

THREAD: To match body

WING: White calftail, tied divided

TAIL: Elk or moose

BACK: Same as tail

BODY: Thread

HACKLE: Badger or badger and grizzly mixed Adams-style

 

Uses

Humpies can be productive in fast, riffly water because they float well. But in calm, slow currents and clear water, Humpies are not as useful. So choose a fly pattern that matches the water you are fishing. If adult insects are present, you might want to pick a fly the matches the color and size of the prevailing naturals. Or not--Humpies work as a general purpose attractor.

 

Variations

Useful body colors include: cream, red, chartreuse, yellow, orange, royal.

 

How to Fish

Dress the fly with floatant and use standard dry fly presentations.

 

 

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