Humpy Red

Humpy Red

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Our Part Number:  EF-3335-12
Bar Code:  886741008839
Brand:  The Essential Fly


Humpy Red - Dry Fly

The Humpy Red is based on the Humpy Black. The Humpy Red is also known as Goofus Bug

Humpy Red

Originally the body of the Humpy was made from tying thread, more modern ties tend to use synthetic fur or antron dubbing. With its buoyant back and wing and very dense hackle the Humpy is a hugh float pattern which is an excellent dry fly for fuse on fast broken waters. The Humpy Red is not tied as an imitation of a specific fly or insect. However the Humpy Red works well when mayflies are found around fast streams.

Use The Humpy Red To Catch:

The Humpy Red can be used to catch Atlantic Salmon

The Humpy Red can be used to catch Steelhead

The Humpy Red can be used to catch Cutthroat

The Humpy Red can be used to catch Coho Salmon

The Humpy Red can be used to catch Rainbow Trout

The Humpy Red can be used to catch Brown Trout

As the name indicates dry flies which include Humpy Red are designed to float on the surface of the water. Trout dry flies types which include Humpy Red imitate a wide variery of flies and insects which inhabit the surface of the water. There is nothing like using dry flies and watching trout and grayling rise to the surface. To purists dry fly fishing is the true art-form of fly fishing, indeed some rivers only permit dry fly fishing. There are some dry flies (e.g. the Popper, Muddlers) which are designed to attract fish by the action of creating a surface disturbance. The flies are made from very bouyant materials (e.g, cork, ethafoam or deer hair, the latter having a generous application of floatant). A Muddler retrieved upwind of a rise can often result in a bulge in the water as the fish follows the fly.

Dry Fly Fishing Techniques With The Humpy Red

A dry fly like Humpy Red has flotant (Gink is the most popular) warmed in your hand and gently rubbed into the hackles to help Humpy Red float and they are usually cast singly on a trout tapered leader. A floating line is used, but with the tapered leader de-greased so that it does not glint and flash light spooking the trout

Humpy Red - Fly Tying Dressing

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the Humpy Red. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the Humpy Red at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the Humpy Red yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two Humpy Red as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

Dry Fly 10-14

Silk Thread



Moose Body Hair


Natural deer har over an abdomen of dubbed synthetic red fur


Grizzle cock


Tips of the deer hair that was used as the body medium


Humpy Red was last modified on 06/04/2021 12:06


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Thursday, 25 April 2013  | 

Purchased this fly patterns with a number of others and they arrived in Sydney really neatly boxed in great condition only 10 days after I purchased! Will definitely be restocking my fly box with flies from The Essential Fly! Tight lines. Leon

Wednesday, 7 March 2012  | 

Excellent fly in most conditions

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