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Re: Humpy

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:09 am
by redietz
Pretty as a picture, so to speak.

Re: Humpy

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:07 am
by ibookje
Yellow Humpy (floss body)
Mustad 94842 size 16

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Humpy (green seal body)
Mustad 94842 size 12

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Re: Humpy

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:34 pm
by ibookje
With hot orange thread body

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Re: Humpy

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:08 pm
by Eperous
Well tied, nicely done for you... ;) I dry fly I often call upon with red body come autumn, here in the Catskills...

Ed

Re: Humpy

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:27 pm
by corlay
I've always been curious about this pattern, but never have attempted one.

Question: are these good on small brookie streams?

I always select a durable fly that floats really well for those types of streams,
and this fly looks like it would float like a cork - even without floatant applied.
Is that true?

Given the bulbus body shape - do they do well in mid-summer when terrestrials are about?

What sizes are they effective? #12? #14? Looks like a tough tie to do on a hook much smaller than that...

I may have to give one a try.

Brown Bivisibles, Cinbergs, Ausable Bombers, Elk Hair Caddis, and Quacks are my current go-to's for brookies, and they do well.
But this fly is intriguing...

Re: Humpy

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:14 am
by ibookje
Thanks guys :)

The Humpy imitates nothing particular. It can be fished as a beetle, fluttering cassis and everything in between. It fishes best on choppy spots. Even a little skittering works to entice a grab.

I prefer smaller sizes, 14 and 16 for my fishing.

Re: Humpy

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:40 am
by HookI
read this post when it came out , you guys are very nice to share your ties , figured I give it a try , 6/14 on the Willowemoc early am, produced a 18 1/4 " Brown trout . Was it ok that I was not targeting Brookies ?