Recently Fly Fishing magazine ran an article on one of the all time great dry flies, the Humpy. Have a read as the article offers a good background and fly tying steps to help those of you that would like to tie a few of these for your fly box.
There are few flies that strike fear into the hearts of fly tiers like the Humpy. Popularized by Jack Dennis and his Western Trout Fly Tying Manual, the Humpy is the quintessential Western attractor dry but has a reputation for being difficult to tie.
The original, complicated tying process used the same hank of elk hair for the hump and the wing and left little room for error. Because of its inherent trickiness, the Humpy is frequently a fly that gets bought rather than tied, and as a result has fallen somewhat by the wayside with some anglers.
Read the full article at www.flyfisherman.com.