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    My first Humpies:

    Humpies1.jpgHumpy2.jpgHumpy3.jpg

    Haven't done small dry flies in a very long time. A guy at work asked me to tie some for him.
    These were kind of difficult for me. Proportion is everything on these. Not too bad for first time.
    Please feel free to critique.
    Thanks,
    George

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    Go to Al-Gretchen Beatty' site. They have a downloadable book about Humpies.

    Rick

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    I agree with Rick's suggestion, but those look pretty good.
    God Bless America

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    Humpies are a challenge, and I find the smaller ones even a bit tougher. Like you said, proportion is critical to get the fly to come out right; I’d use Charlie Craven’s Improved Humpy as a guide (it’s the easiest method I’ve found to tie them properly) - he and Hans Weilenman are the best I’ve seen when it comes to proportion control, amounts and position of the material on the hook.

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    Scott
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    Years ago I made cheat sheets for a number of different flies I tied a lot of... Humpies being one, and made a scale for different sizes. Using them my consistency went way up...

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