Saturday, March 24, 2007

Weekend Humpy

When you have two small (2 and 4-years-old) children, and you finally have a weekend without them, you feel that you have all the time in the world. Finally some much needed quality time with your wife, time to drink beer, tie beautiful flies, and write the greatest blog entry ever.

Then you find out that you just lie in the bed, drink beer, look at a beautiful fly and know that you are never going to write the greatest blog entry ever.

So, you decide to write a blog entry and share a picture of a beautiful size 16 Humpy that is tied by Jay Lee from the Netherlands.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That fly is great!!!! One of the most impressive Humpies I've seen!!.....I know the time challenge of having two young kids.....all my tying is now done standing up....it keeps the tying materials just out of reach of little hands....and I can keep a better eye on them.....Nothing beats a three year old saying: "Daddy go tie flies".....with a big devilish grin on her face

Anonymous said...

Hey now Olli....the above is from me....VERN-O

opax said...

Thanks for stopping by Vern.

I've never tied a humpy. I try to tie a few someday, but it's quite likely that I don't post any images of them...

Jay said...
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Jay said...

Nice picture! Which camera are you using?

From a fly tying point of view the Humpy is one of the most difficult flies as far as proportion goes. Simply because you can't 'fix' an error once you are going. The fly has to be have the right amount of hair and length from the start to end up just right. Every disproportional error result(s) shows up enlarged on a humpy.

But it's a darn fun fly to tie and it is a superb all round dry fly. It can be fished as an attractor, beetle, caddis.

Bill Anderson said...

Awesome!

opax said...

Jay,
My camera is cheap Canon A410, but I found the supermacro feature.
Did you notice the tulips?

Jay said...

Well that cheap camera sure does a nice job with macro shots!

Tulips in the background. Heck that's a neat touch!

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