Taming the Humpy

In Tying Dry Flies, Randall Kaufmann notes that the Humpy is “arguably, the greatest surface fly ever devised. It represents nothing and everything … depending on its construction, the Humpy can represent caddisflies, stoneflies, mayflies, midges and terrestrials.” But the Humpy also has another reputation: as a difficult, frustrating pattern, a fly you ask your…

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How to tie the Grizzle Wulff

Wulff flies date back to 1929 but they still are great flies, or rather: style of fly. Heavily hackled or sparse, with a dubbed, floss or thread body, natural or bleached Elk… Wulffs are still going strong! Thread: 8/0, grey Hook: Daiichi 1179, #10-16 Tail: Bleached Elk Body: Yellow 6/0 Hackle: Whiting Silver Saddle Badger…

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