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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