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Monday, 11 December 2017

How to tie a Blow Fly Humpy - with Davie McPhail.

This week, Davie ties the Blow Fly Humpy, a pattern based on the Blow fly family (otherwise known as the Calliphoridae family) that is exceptional for fishing trout and works amazingly in New Zealand and Australia.
Blowflies are a family of insects that are noisy in flight, average a size of around 8-10mm and are often metalic blue, green or black in colour.
Other Humpy patterns include the American-style Yellow Humpy and Royal Humpy.
An Australian Sheep Blowfly, similar to the pattern below
in it's metallic green/blue colour.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Demonstrating the tying of a Blow Fly Humpy, it's Davie McPhail.



Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill 31510 Short Shank Special - Sz10
Thread: Uni Thread 8/0 - Black
Tail: Dyed Black Cock Fibres
Back: Black Foam
Body: Uni-Mylar Peacock/Orange #14, which Davie tied on with assistance from some Fulling Mill Super Glue.
Legs: Pre-Knotted Pheasant Tail Fibres dyed Black
Wing: White CDC Feathers
Hackle: Black Cock
Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of some Varnish to coat the "head" of the fly and finish off this wonderful pattern.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

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