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Humpy, Royal Green ParaHumpy, Black Royal Coachman
Humpy, Royal Orange ParaHumpy, Chartreuse Royal Coachmann Trude
Humpy, Royal Yellow Mosquito Royal Wulff
Irresistible, Adams Renegade Super Trude
Light Cahill    

Humpy, Royal Green
Popularized by Jackson Hole guide & shop owner, Jack Dennis, the Humpy series of flies became the standard dry fly for fishing Montana Cutthroats in moving water.  Jack noted the success of the Royal Wulff and the fact that his clients could easily see them.  He added white wings to the Humpy patterns and the became Royal Humpys.
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00210-10 Humpy, Royal Green 10 3 for $5.85
00210-12 Humpy, Royal Green 12 3 for $5.85
00210-14 Humpy, Royal Green 14 3 for $5.85
00210-16 Humpy, Royal Green 16 3 for $5.85
00210-18 Humpy, Royal Green 18 3 for $5.85

Humpy, Royal Orange
Humpys more or less took on caddis colors.  They were Wyoming's version of the Tied Down Caddis.  They also kind of have a terrestrial look to them.  With a lot of imagination they might mimic an ant, beetle, bee or hopper.  One thing that made Humpys so popular is they evolved in cutthroat country.  Unlike rainbows, cutthroats are often non-selective feeders.
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00211-14 Humpy, Royal Orange 14 3 for $5.85

00211-16 Humpy, Royal Orange 16 3 for $5.85


Humpy, Royal Yellow
One day while guiding a couple of anglers on The Deschutes River for steelhead, I was anchored next to a shore line thicket of giant aquatic grass. The air was warm and calm, as  I sat lazily in the boat.  Fishing had been slow.  Suddenly there was a violent splash ten feet behind the boat.  I swiveled around to see what had made the commotion, but nothing came to light.  Finally my interest was focused on the unusually tall grass.  It
was obviously in bloom, and was exuding a thin film of sticky resin. Many small caddis flies were stuck to the stalks and blades of grass.  Within the thicket several large elongated Yellow Jacket wasps were capturing the helpless caddis and packing them off.  There was another splash behind me.  Try as I might, I couldn't find the cause.   My attention was drawn back to the drama in the grass.  There was another loud splash, this time to my right.  As I studied the water wasp landed on the water to drink.  Evidently caddis are dry like crackers.  The wasp floated for a few feet when suddenly a very large Redside Trout took him with a violent splash.  When one of my clients returned to the boat, I handed him a six-weight outfit with a large Yellow Humpy attached to the end of the leader.  He took a couple of dandy trout with his first two casts.
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00213-10 Humpy, Royal Yellow 10 3 for $5.85

00213-12 Humpy, Royal Yellow 12 3 for $5.85

00213-14 Humpy, Royal Yellow 14 3 for $5.85

00213-16 Humpy, Royal Yellow 16 3 for $5.85


ParaHumpy, Black
The big upright and divided wings and foam back on these flies make them virtually unsinkable.
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22-0290-14 ParaHumpy, Black 14 3 for $7.50

22-0290-16 ParaHumpy, Black 16 3 for $7.50


ParaHumpy, Chartreuse
The big upright and divided wings and foam back on these flies make them virtually unsinkable.
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22-0270-12 ParaHumpy, Chartreuse 12 3 for $7.50

22-0270-14 ParaHumpy, Chartreuse 14 3 for $7.50


Irresistible, Adams
This version of the popular Adams fly has a body made from spun and clipped deer hair. Originated in the 1930s by the famous Catskill's tyer Harry Darbee of Roscoe, New York. Harry and his wife Elsie combined the high-floating clipped deer hair body of a bass bug with hackles and wings of a trout fly.
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11924-10 Irresistible, Adams 10 3 for $5.85

11924-12 Irresistible, Adams 12 3 for $5.85

11924-14 Irresistible, Adams 14 3 for $5.85

11924-16 Irresistible, Adams 16 3 for $5.85


Light Cahill
Named after Dan Cahill, who is credited with stocking the first rainbow trout in the Delaware watershed in 1884. Cahill's real claim to fame, though, was his creation of the Cahill fly. Ray Bergman author of the best selling Trout in 1938, said of the Light Cahill, "If it was necessary to confine my assortment of flies to only two or three, this would be one of
them."  The Light Cahill is, after all these years a great PMD/PED imitation on many rivers.
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1040-12 Light Cahill 12 3 for $5.85

1040-14 Light Cahill 14 3 for $5.85

1040-16 Light Cahill 16 3 for $5.85


Mosquito
One of the most recognized insects is the blood sucking mosquito.  Of course, mosquitoes are aquatic insects, so they are always around water where people are fishing.  Many anglers would associate mosquitoes as fish food.  Because of their wandering life style, is doubtful that many adult mosquitoes are eaten by trout.  However, the Mosquito fly has been very successful and is very popular
with many anglers today.  It is most successful as a fly for fishing lakes.  This may be because it looks more like a Callibaetis mayfly than a mosquito.
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3065-10 Mosquito 10 3 for $5.85

3065-12 Mosquito 12 3 for $5.85

3065-14 Mosquito 14 3 for $5.85

3065-16 Mosquito 16 3 for $5.85

3065-18 Mosquito 18 3 for $5.85


Renegade
What does this old classic pattern represent?  No one knows, but its effectiveness can be attested too by many.  According to Ernst Hemingway, "Taylor Williams came to work in Sun Valley in 1937 (as hunting and fishing guide). He was an excellent dry fly fisherman. He always said that he was responsible for the renegade fly."
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4015-12 Renegade 12 3 for $5.85

4015-14 Renegade 14 3 for $5.85

4015-16 Renegade 16  


Royal Coachman
Popularized by Mary Orvis Marbury in her great American classic Favorite Flies and Their Histories, published in 1892.  It was first dressed by New York shop owner, John Haily in 1885.  It was one of the first "named" flies sold in the U.S.  Prior to this time period, most fly patterns were designated by numbers.
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13125-10 Royal Coachman 10 3 for $5.85

13125-12 Royal Coachman 12 3 for $5.85

13125-14 Royal Coachman 14 3 for $5.85

13125-16 Royal Coachman 16 3 for $5.85


Royal Coachman Trude
Also called "Bucktail Royal Coachman", or Just plain Bucktail Coachman. In the early 1900s, in Island Park, Idaho, Carter Harrison created the "Trude" fly for his friend A. S. Trude.  Harrison's "down-wing" style, with the hair wing slanted back across the body is now called the "Trude" style. The Royal Coachman Trude is the most popular.
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4017-12 Royal Coachman Trude 12 3 for $5.85

4017-14 Royal Coachman Trude 14 3 for $5.85

4017-16 Royal Coachman Trude 16 3 for $5.85


Royal Wulff
Once when asked what the Royal Wulff fly looked like to the trout, Lee Wulff replied, "Strawberry shortcake". Lee Wulff tied all of his flies without a vise, a remarkable achievement, considering how difficult it is to tie a Royal Wulff with a tying vise. The Royal Wulff is one of the most popular dry flies of all time, probably because it floats high and is easy to see on the water.
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4110-12 Royal Wulff 12 3 for $5.85

4110-14 Royal Wulff 14 3 for $5.85

4110-16 Royal Wulff 16 3 for $5.85


Super Trude
A caddis pattern with a highly visible white wing.  Also called the "Lime Trude".  In size-14, it won the 1986 Jackson Hole One Fly contest for Reynolds Pomeroy of West Bank Anglers.  It has been very popular throughout the west ever since.  This fly can be fished effectively either wet or dry.
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01104-12 Super Trude 12 3 for $5.85

01104-14 Super Trude 14 3 for $5.85


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