Humpies or Humpy Trout Dry Fly Patterns

There are few flies that strike fear into the hearts of fly tiers like the Humpy. This american fly pattern was made popular by Jack Dennis and his Western Trout Fly Tying Manual, the Humpy is the typical Western attractor dry but has a reputation for being difficult to tie. The original, complicated tying process used the same hank of elk hair for the hump and the wing and left little room for error. The humpy is an extremely buoyant trout dry fly pattern because of its use of buoyant hairs. The Humpy trout fly can be used as a generic dry fly attractor pattern or works well when mayflies are prevelant.

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Adams Wulff

Adams Wulff£1.00   £0.80  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Black Wulff

Black Wulff£1.00   £0.80  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Blonde Wulff

Blonde Wulff£1.00   £0.80  (3)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Double Humpy

Double Humpy£1.00   £0.80  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16.

Grey Wulff

Grey Wulff£1.00   £0.80  (6)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12.

Humpy Black

Humpy Black£1.00   £0.80  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Humpy Red

Humpy Red£1.00   £0.80  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Humpy Royal

Humpy Royal£1.00   £0.80  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16.

Humpy Trout Fly Selection

Humpy Trout Fly Selection£9.00   £7.20  (1)

12 Humpies

Humpy Yellow

Humpy Yellow£1.00   £0.80

Available in Fly Size(s)
12, 14, 16

Red Wulff

Red Wulff£1.00   £0.80  (1)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14.

Royal Wulff

Royal Wulff£1.00   £0.80  (2)

Available in Fly Size(s)
10, 12, 14, 16

The Wulff Selection 12 Trout Dry Flies

The Wulff Selection 12 Trout Dry Flies£8.50   £6.80  (2)

6 colours, 2 sizes of each

  

Becauses of its high level of buoyancy the Humpy trout fly pattern seems to have established itself as one of the the best rough-water dry fly. Its elk hair hump adds buoyancy, and the tips of the fibers, often made from that from moose hair. The Hump helps to create the wings with often silk threads adding to the attractiveness with yellow or red silk to act as a target point. With the hump from the elk is it any wonder this fly was called the Humpy?

Fishing Humpy Fly Patterns for Trout

Simply use a tapered leader and cast to rising fish! Use the humpy in choppy waters on rivers  as the Humpy fly pattern is so buoyant it will simply float down the river when may other flies would be submerged. Another interesting technique is to use the Humpy fly pattern for trout with a nymph pattern suspended below. This will enable the Hympy fly to act as fly in its own right attracting bites from trout and it can hold a nymph or team of nymphs at a precise depth trotting down the river in even the choppiest of waters.

Latest Customer Reviews
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Nano Silk 50D Brown 200m
Wednesday, 26 November 2014  |  James

i just love this super fine silk thread.. Any thread will do to cover the hook shank but this is the tread that really gives strength to the fly


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Semperfi pro dubbing
Tuesday, 25 November 2014  |  Roger

Received my Semperfi Pro dubbing today and must say I was impressed. All the dubbing I will need for the rest of my life, and everything in a beautifully binder

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