Just when I thought a fly could not be simpler "wham" there it is, probably the simplest pattern this tyer ever laid eye on. A few posts ago I talked about the CDC and Elk pattern and how easy it was to tie and how little materials there are to do that. Then Will Kirousis at http://fliesfattiresfamily.blogspot.com/ lets me know about a fly that's been around for some time and I get the research tool going and look what I found.
The "IOBO Humpy"...it has but two materials..thread and a single CDC feather. The pattern was created by Jack Tucker of Pennsylvania. Below a little tutorial on how I tie it.
Start thread and wrap a quarter way back, then come back towards the eye, Next tie in a single CDC feather by the stem. Put a hackle plier on the tip and begin to wrap rearward. The first few turns are the most problematic because the stem is thick, just a little care is needed.
This is how it looks when tied to the rear. Now stroke the fibers to the back and tie them off.
Wrap thread to front of hook just behind the eye.
Grab the CDC and bring it forward and tie off. A whip finish and the fly is complete.
I have two versions of the fly....the first is all natural, fibers here there and...
The second version is neat and trim....don't know which is better, I guess the fish will let me know.