Humpies or Humpy Trout Dry Fly Patterns

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?

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Ausable

Ausable£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12

Double Humpy

Double Humpy£1.50

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

Caledonia
Fly
Double Humpy Bibio Dry Barbless #12

Double Humpy Bibio Dry Barbless #12£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Double Humpy Olive Dry Barbless #12

Double Humpy Olive Dry Barbless #12£1.60

Green Drake Wulff

Green Drake Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Grey Wulff

Grey Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12

Grey Wulff

Grey Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12, 14

Caledonia
Fly
Grey Wulff Winged Dry Barbless #12

Grey Wulff Winged Dry Barbless #12£1.60

Caledonia
Fly
Grey Wulff Winged Dry Barbless #14

Grey Wulff Winged Dry Barbless #14£1.60

Grizzly Wulff

Grizzly Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12, 14

Humpy Black

Humpy Black£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12, 14

Humpy Royal

Humpy Royal£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12

Humpy Yellow

Humpy Yellow£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12

Irresistible Black

Irresistible Black£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12, 14

Irresistible Natural

Irresistible Natural£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12, 14

Royal Wulff

Royal Wulff£1.50

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

Royal Wulff

Royal Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 10, 12, 14

White Wulff

White Wulff£1.05   £0.90

Fly Size 12, 14

  

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 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.

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.

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