Fly tying course # 11 The Humpy
This popular western pattern comes in many variants of colour, wing and tail materials, hackle and single and double hump. The Humpy is also tied in two styles, short and fat and the long and slim version I am tying here. Although made to imitate nothing in particular, except a juicy mouth full, this has a reputation of being a difficult fly to tie, but as I have mentioned in earlier step by step posts, follow the procedures and proportions and you will soon be banging them out by the dozen.
Hook: Mustad R50 # 10-16
Tying Thread: Dyneema
Tail: Natural deer hair
Shell back: Deer hair
Hackle: Furnace cock
Wings: Deer hair
SEcure your hook in the vice making sure the hook shank is horizontal.
Attach your tying thread and run the full length of the hook shank, stopping at the bend.
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