Red Humpy – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Red Humpy, which is also just known as the Humpy, was first believed to be tied in the 1940’s in North America. The Red Humpy has a lot of hackle and floats amazingly well in the surface film. The Red Humpy has been known to take it’s fair share of Largemouth Yellowfish in South African waters, and it is a deadly pattern for Trout, although I prefer the Yellow Humpy for stillwaters and streams when targeting Trout.

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Type Of Fly?

  • Dry Fly
  • Floating Fly
  • Terrestrial

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Rivers
  • Streams

Colour Variations?

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Green

The Red Humpy is a favourite among many fly fishermen. One of the reasons is because of how the dense hackle on this dry fly makes it float so well. The Red Humpy imitates generic hatches of insects and can be used when the fish are rising sporadically as well. The Humpy also comes in a “Double” Humpy version. This is basically two Humpy flies joined together and can be used with good success in windy conditions and times when you are struggling to see your fly in the water.

Every fly fisherman should have a few of these in their fly boxes.

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