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Re: Humpinator reciepy
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IMHO - this is a cheap excuse to pat oneself on the back. We only have someone's word for the fact that they came up with anything more than a nifty name for a fly. Even if they did come up with a pattern, so what? I have a couple patterns I dreamed up and they work. I don't really believe in "magic" patterns. I think you need a fly that is the right size/color but after that, I am much more convinced that presentation is important.


Excellent points. And if this is so top secret, why even mention it beyond the "in crowd".


Because it's a hoax, like crop circles. They build up a mystique around this pattern by showing a few fish caught. They make a big deal about some magic fly, so that people talk about their awesome pattern. It's a Sanjaya moment! All hype; no talent!! I say the humpinator doesn't exist. If does, a decent fisherman (with working legs) could find a pattern in a standard box that would outfish it on any given day.

Posted on: 2007/7/31 19:27
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Crop circles are a hoax?!

Posted on: 2007/7/31 19:34
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BTW..I finally fished my Don't Sculpin...couldn't keep the smallies off of it....outfished my clousers and buggers.

Posted on: 2007/7/31 21:54


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"Don't" Sculpin. LOL. That's an interesting typo! Freudian slip?

Posted on: 2007/8/1 8:24
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From what the name implies, Humpinator, I have a pretty good idea what the fly looks like. I have a feeling this fly floats through pretty much anything. Probably a good pocket water dry fly.

Posted on: 2007/8/1 8:41


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I bet I could catch more fish on a humpy/stimulator tandem.

I guarantee it.

Posted on: 2007/8/1 10:46


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It's amazing how much flack someone gets for not sharing one of their secret patterns.

This fly is real, and it catches fish, alot of fish.

I have too many stories about fish on this fly that it's mind boggling. And this is only the second year we've used it.

I did not name it the humpulator because I thought the name would offend some people. But it would be more correct

Lately, I've been using beetles and ants. If a fish rises on the streams I have been fishing, 90% of the time it will take the beetle. If not, I throw on the ant and he usually takes.

These flies are no secret, want to see them, go onto photobucket and do a search for fisherboy1986. The beetle is the simplest fly to tie, and gives the most realistic sillouhette of any bettle out there. I'm more than willing to share all of my flies, but two.

One is the humpinator, and another is a steelhead egg pattern that catches fish on a consistant basis on every stream I fish...from Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Finger Lakes. I know for a fact that I am not the only one out there with a "secret" pattern.


Mike

BTW - There is ONE guy I gave a few of these flies to that may give the pattern away. The others are my closest friends that can't tie...lol. I'm not stupid. But good luck.

Posted on: 2007/8/1 12:09


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Out of raw curiosity...

What do you gain by keeping these 'secrets'? I've never understood the mentality, and I'd like some insight if possible.

Thanks

Posted on: 2007/8/1 12:26


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I did not name it the humpulator because I thought the name would offend some people.

That never occurred to me when Jay first brought up the the likely genesis of the name, but now that you mentioned it, that's pretty funny. Even after you mentioned it, it took me a little while to get it, though.

And Jay, to answer your question, the only thing I can think of is that they're concerned that so many hoards of fly fishers will start using the fly that the fish will start to recognize it and it won't be as successful anymore. You know, like the Adams, Elk Hair Caddis, and Pheasant Tail Nymph.

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"I bet I could catch more fish on a humpy/stimulator tandem.

I guarantee it."

You should, you have doubled your chance for success.

Posted on: 2007/8/1 14:01


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Fisherboy86 wrote:
It's amazing how much flack someone gets for not sharing one of their secret patterns.

This fly is real, and it catches fish, alot of fish.

I have too many stories about fish on this fly that it's mind boggling. And this is only the second year we've used it.

I did not name it the humpulator because I thought the name would offend some people. But it would be more correct

Lately, I've been using beetles and ants. If a fish rises on the streams I have been fishing, 90% of the time it will take the beetle. If not, I throw on the ant and he usually takes.

These flies are no secret, want to see them, go onto photobucket and do a search for fisherboy1986. The beetle is the simplest fly to tie, and gives the most realistic sillouhette of any bettle out there. I'm more than willing to share all of my flies, but two.

One is the humpinator, and another is a steelhead egg pattern that catches fish on a consistant basis on every stream I fish...from Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Finger Lakes. I know for a fact that I am not the only one out there with a "secret" pattern.


Mike

BTW - There is ONE guy I gave a few of these flies to that may give the pattern away. The others are my closest friends that can't tie...lol. I'm not stupid. But good luck.




Mike,

Don't take this the wrong way....but one of my standards for judging character is in finding balance between humble and arrogance. I don't care about the pattern...but the only thing you left out of your boast was "trust me" and I think you even inferred it a couple times. BTW, "trust me" is the exclamation in a story that makes me look down and my eyes roll around in my head hoping I have an attack of diarhea so I can gracefully step away from the conversation.

Short of that, I may have to look at that site to see what nugget could possibly be shared beyond the ant and beetle I know.

I'd share my ant & beetle patterns but they are too secret, trust me.

Maurice

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I like your style Maurice, we should fish together sometime.

Posted on: 2007/8/1 14:47


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It's amazing how much flack someone gets for not sharing one of their secret patterns.


Actually, I have never given anyone grief for not sharing thier secret patterns. I give people grief for dancing around singing "I gotta secret... I gotta seeeecret!" If you have a secret, great. Keep it.

This whole thing has the feel of a put up job. A guy who's made three posts to the site asks about a fly that is mentioned in a YouTube video. Another guy with two posts responds. Good luck spreading your fame at the next website.

PS: I'm about 10% serious, and 90% sarcastic. I really don't believe in or care about "secret flies".

Posted on: 2007/8/1 16:43

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You mention my character. How can someone questioning character be so fast as to jump on someone else that they do not know? You guys are grown adults, act like it.

The only reason I know about this post was because of my friends. I don't use many message forums anymore because of the attitude you guys have shown, and the "clickiness" of the people who use them. BUT, when I found out Dave Rothrock, a good friend of mine and well known speaker and tyer, told one of my best friends about seeing the humpinator mentioned on this site, I checked it out of curiosity...more because I wanted to see what Kern had said more than anything. lol.

Also, I used to use the paflyfish site back when it took 5 minutes to load one page. That was 6 years ago. Unfortunately, I only have enough time now to work and fish 7 days a week.

I can't believe I use my work breaks to do this!

My one friend will be using the humpinator on the Cape at the end of August. I'll be sure to post any pictures of blues or stripers he catches on it. NoooOOOT!!! (sorry, had to use a Borat quote)

Lighten up guys. With such tight wound people, no wonder you don't see many kids on the stream.


Sincerely,
Michael Foreman

Posted on: 2007/8/2 16:16


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....I don't use many message forums anymore because of the attitude you guys have shown, and the "clickiness" of the people who use them. ...
Lighten up guys. With such tight wound people, no wonder you don't see many kids on the stream.


Sincerely,
Michael Foreman


Let's see, you and your pals have a secret fly recipe that no one can talk about publicly, yet "we" are the ones who are "clicky" need to "lighten up" and can be blamed for a perceived reluctance of youngsters to go fishing. Brilliant!

Posted on: 2007/8/2 16:26
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