With the sun beating upon him, not a cloud in the sky, he tied an Orange Humpy to the end of his line. The first cast was sent to the water, nary a second had gone by when a small Tiger Trout leapt from the water and took the fly. It is going to be an amazing day, the fly fisherman thought.
Another fish and another fish, his prediction was coming true. Thankfully his knots stayed true and the Orange Humpy was ready for another cast. With another take and another landed fish, this a Brook Trout, the fly-fisherman could help but notice how the Humpy began to look a little worn, cut were the hairs upon the hump, nothing now than an elongated, orange body. Still, he cast the Orange Humpless out.
Again, another fish, a Rainbow on the end of his line. With a quick release, he took the time to examine the fly. The tail was beginning to come out, where there were numerous shafts of elk hair, now there were less than ten. With the addition of some floatant, he cast the Orange Humpless out again.
Nothing more than a tail, an orange body, and two stubby wings that didn’t have enough tension to keep them upright. With an extra dose of floatant it was cast out. Another take, another, and one more. By then the fly began to unravel at the head, the thread at the hump tore, the tail had maybe two hairs sticking awkwardly to the side. It was nearly time to go, perhaps casting the fly back to the car couldn’t hurt.
There was another take, with a quick set to the hook the fish just need to be brought in. Finally the Double Davy Knot gave way and the fish was off. It was probably a good time to get back to the car. Numberless fish were caught with that Orange Humpy, a good day on a good reservoir.
Hopefully the moral of the story is not lost! As always, Good Luck and Guid Luck!