The Humpy is my all time favorite attractor pattern and happens to be one of the first “real” flies I ever learned to tie. Its elk hair body and wings and heavy hackle make it an excellent floater and highly visible to boot. My favorite colors are yellow, chartreuse and tan, but it can be tied in any color under the sun. This is one of those flies that hardly anyone really knows how to tie well and is one of the most commonly requested patterns in my classes and demos. So here it goes, my secret methods for tying a foolproof Humpy. Pay special attention to all the measurements, as they are what truly make the difference between an average fly and a really nice Humpy.