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
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.