Humongous Blank Saver

Stillwater Hybrid Killer

Blank Saver - Typically a fly that has a black body, long marabou tail, and a yellow/chartreuse bead.  

Humongous - Typically a fly that has a long tail, lots of metallic flash, and an oversized hackle.

Both the blank saver and humongous have been absolute killers for us on lakes, so it was natural to try to merge the two flies into one.  I only tied these in one color combo, and my development didn't really progress from there - because it worked.  In fact it killed!  I subbed the black of the blank saver for olive, and the chenille body was changed for olive brown ice dub.  I also used the new Bonio Carp hook from Fulling Mill that I also used on the Baby Fat Minnow due to it having a short shank and a wicked sharp point!  Tie them up and get them wet!!


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Hook: Fulling Mill Bonio Barbless Carp Hook - 8
Weight: Lead Wire Spool - .020
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier - Fl. Chartreuse
Bead: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Fl. Chartreuse - 5/32" (3.8mm)
Tail: Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou - Sculpin Olive (UV)
Body: Ice Dub - Olive Brown
Ribbing: UTC Ultra Wire - Red - Small
Hackle: Whiting Eurohackle Saddle - Grizzly Dyed Olive
Flash: Dyed Pearl Flashabou - 6966 - Purple

Other tools from the tutorial:
Renzetti Master Vise
Loon UV Infiniti Light
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool