Help with the Fritz on a Humungus

Cam

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I dont fish stillwaters much but I have a planned trip to Orkney and have been advised that I should tie up some Humungus (Humungi) in Gold & Silver.

There seems to be enough patterns around on-line but I could do with some help specifying the correct materials.

I plan on using Kamasan B175 hooks #8's so materials should be matched to that hook size.

I am thinking Chain eyes in about 3.5 - 4mm
I have a selection of wires so can select what looks best to my eye
Black Marabou

Struggling to decide what is the most appropriate Gold/Silver Fritz to use so any advice on size/brand or source would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Cam
 

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flybox straggle in undyed gold and silver makes a lovely humungus or the plain gold and silver cactus from veniard. you can use dubbing like glister or lite brite and give it a good brush out for a lovely body on them. don't be afraid to try something a bit different.
 
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don't be afraid to try something a bit different.
In the process of mucking about with the clear/pearly fritz, I discovered that dyeing it blue dun gives a nice 'silvery' colouration.

As for Humunguses - silver for me - never done much with gold. I like it tied on a B270 double. A couple of strands of silver flashabou in with the marabou gives it a bit extra flash...


One of our guys had a ferox of 8 lb 8 oz on Loch Arkaig on a Humungus, a few years back...


Col
 

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I dont fish stillwaters much but I have a planned trip to Orkney and have been advised that I should tie up some Humungus (Humungi) in Gold & Silver.

There seems to be enough patterns around on-line but I could do with some help specifying the correct materials.

I plan on using Kamasan B175 hooks #8's so materials should be matched to that hook size.

I am thinking Chain eyes in about 3.5 - 4mm
I have a selection of wires so can select what looks best to my eye
Black Marabou

Struggling to decide what is the most appropriate Gold/Silver Fritz to use so any advice on size/brand or source would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Cam
I dont fish stillwaters much but I have a planned trip to Orkney and have been advised that I should tie up some Humungus (Humungi) in Gold & Silver.

There seems to be enough patterns around on-line but I could do with some help specifying the correct materials.

I plan on using Kamasan B175 hooks #8's so materials should be matched to that hook size.

I am thinking Chain eyes in about 3.5 - 4mm
I have a selection of wires so can select what looks best to my eye
Black Marabou

Struggling to decide what is the most appropriate Gold/Silver Fritz to use so any advice on size/brand or source would be gratefully received.

Thanks

Cam
 

anith

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Try fishteaserflies on ebay 1.25 metre all kamasam hooks 2.25 for 25 free postage
 

Cap'n Fishy

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If you buy undyed Fritz from dressmaking sites, it is pennies per mile compared to 'fly-tying' prices.

Col
 

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I use dubbed silver lite brite. Like Col I have had not had as much success with gold to the point I just don't bother.
 

ian1104

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sorry to hijack - but what body hackle do people use on a hummungus?
 

Cap'n Fishy

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Usually it's natural grizzle, but I guess you can dye it or use others, just as effectively.

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If you buy undyed Fritz from dressmaking sites, it is pennies per mile compared to 'fly-tying' prices.

Col
Out of interest (although I've never used fritz) what does the dressmaking industry call it? , doubtful they call it fritz .. do they?
 

Cap'n Fishy

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Out of interest (although I've never used fritz) what does the dressmaking industry call it? , doubtful they call it fritz .. do they?
Good question - I will need to find out, as I was given a big bag of it with no label on it.

Col
 

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I'll give a shout out for the maligned gold body. Works for me especially on a bright day for brownies.

However my stand out pattern the last couple of years for browns on lochs and as a streamer on rivers is a version tied with with a black based body (peacock glister or black/green mosaic dubbing) and fluo orange bead chain. Contrasts nicely with the grizzle hackle.
 

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