Friday Fly By…Al Ritt

One way of beating the winter cold is to sit at the vice start tying patterns to fill up the summer dry-fly box. In this video, Al Ritt, Fly Fusion’s tying editor demonstrates how to tie a hybrid pattern of sorts. The ARF Humpulator  is a buoyant upgrade on the classic Stimulator.

Recipe for the ARF Humpulator (Yellow):

  • Hook: Daiichi 1280 sz 6 through 10
  • Tail: Calf Tail, Tan
  • Back: 2mm Tan Foam
  • Abdomen: Poly Yarn, Yellow
  • Rib: Hackle, Brown (1/2 to 2/3 the hook gap)
  • Underwing: Mirage Flash
  • Wing: Widow’s Web, Tan
  • Hi-Vis Spot: Para Post Yarn, Fluorescent Orange
  • Thorax: Ice Dub, Golden Brown
  • Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Golden Brown