A remarkably successful lure that is all about colour and movement – the marabou tail giving it “flutter”, the weighted eyes providing a sinuous path through the water, and the pale hackle over the silver/gold body providing a translucent look.

Material list for the Humungous

Hook: Size 6-8 traditional wet-fly 

Thread: Black  

Tail: Black marabou, with some strands of UV Angel Hair (or similar)

Rib: Medium oval silver or gold 

Body: Silver or gold fritz

Body hackle: Badger cock hackle

Eyes: Silver bead chain