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Yellow Humpy

 
tied by troutscout
Fly Type: Dry,
Target Species: Trout,
Recommended Region: Northeast US,
Imitation: Mayflies,
Material List:
• Quality 94840 1X Fine dry fly hook, #10
• Yellow monocord
• Moose body hair
• Light cream deer body hair
• Grizzly hackle
• Head cement

Tying Instructions: 1. Lay base layer of monocord along hook shaft beginning at eye and wrapping to the bend.
2. Tie in a dozen or so moose body hairs to form tail.
3. Wrap monocord forward to a point halfway between eye and beginning of the bend.
4. Tie in a full bunch of the deer body hair with the tips aft. Length is approximately twice the shaft length. (tip: use a rubber band or some similar material to keep the deer hairs separated from the moose hair tail as they can readily get mixed together at this point).
5. Now wrap the monocord around the deer hair moving aft to the point where the moose hair tail fibers are first exposed. Try to keep as much of the deer hair on the top of the hook as possible.
6. Now wrap the monocord back and forth over the tied down portion of the deer hair forming a neat yellow body.
7. Now grasp the free tip of the deer hair and pull them snugly forward over the top of the just formed yellow body.
8. Tie the deer hairs down at the midpoint of the shaft and draw the loose ends up to form the beginning of the wing. Take a few wraps in front of the wing to ensure the wing doesn’t slide.
9. Now wrap the monocord in a figure eight pattern to bisect the wing.
10. Place a drop of head cement at the figure eight criss-cross point to make the fly sturdy.
11. Now tie in two matching hackles with the shiny side forward.
12. Wrap the hackles forward giving 2-3 wraps in behind of the wing and 2-3 wraps in front of the wing, tying each hackle down behind the eye.
13. Now form a nice head with a whip finisher just behind the eye. Apply 2-3 drops of head cement to the head allowing drying time between each drop to form a nicely shaped and sturdy head.
14. Fluff the hackle and adjust the wing fibers so that you have a neatly dressed fly.

Presentation Tips: Good for rough water and casting into riffles



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