CDC Humpy

A humpy is a fly with a very defined shape. Some see a beetle, others see an emerger. A trout sees food. A humpy is a fly where the material is folded over from the back towards to the hook eye where it ends being a wing of some kind.

The common humpy is tied with deer hair. Others sport foam folded over as the back. This little bug here is tied with only one CDC feather.

Hook: Dry Fly Hook size 16 to 22

Thread: Dyneema 55

Material: CDC


CDC Humpy, also known as the “IOBO, It Oughta Be Outlawed”, originated by American Fly Fisher Jack Tucker. It has a reputation for taking “impossible” fish, but don’t expect too much lifespan from it. The CDC slimes up and it needs to be washed and dried.

Fly Tying at Skålestrømmen

Fly tying classes are part of the inclusive packages we offer at Skålestrømmen. You can learn to make these all these flies yourself. Tying materials and tools will be supplied if cannot bring your own.

The fly shown works very well in Skålestrømmen (and around the world). There are of course many other, mostly more complicated types of flies that also work, but we like it simple and efficient.

However, do not worry. A selection of flies is included in the  fly fishing packages we offer. You can also buy flies and materials in our flyshop.

THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks
THIS MATERIAL IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. Excerpt From Fly Tying by Thomas Züllich available on Apple iBooks