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About The Yellow Humpy
We like to think of the humpy as a very likeable friend, one who’s always there for you through thick and thin. This friend may not have the flashiest personality, but is reliable, dedicated, and consistent. In fly fishing, that means the YH floats well all day long, is a great indicator even into the dusk hours, and is good at enticing even choosy trout to the surface.
The YH is also considered a searching pattern for several of the large, lighter-colored mayflies. Because it floats just about as well as a dry log, it’s great to run through pocket water. Be sure to try it with a dropper, so you have the benefit of hooking into fish that may take the dropper after the YH does the job pulling them to the surface, yet aren’t quite ready to break the surface but won’t hesitate to take the dropper emerger or nymph underneath.