Humongous Blank Saver

Cheech - December, 2018

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!! ~Cheech

Material List
  • 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: Hareline Half Rooster Cape - Grizzly Olive
  • Flash: Dyed Pearl Flashabou - 6966 - Purple
  • Tools Used: Loon UV Infiniti Light, Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool,
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Ice Dub
Ice Dub
Ice Dub

Ice Dub

$3.50
UTC Ultra Wire
UTC Ultra Wire

UTC Ultra Wire - Small

$1.75
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier
UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

UTC Ultrathread 140 Denier

$1.99
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou
Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

Fish Hunter Premium Strung Marabou

$3.95
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub
Arizona Diamond Dub

Arizona Diamond Dub

$2.95
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool
Stonfo Comb/Brush Tool

Stonfo Comb & Brush Tool

$9.50
Lead Wire Spool
Lead Wire Spool

Lead Wire Spool

$3.99
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed
6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed

$3.25
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

$8.25
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 140 Denier

$2.99
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors
Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Neon Colors

$6.50
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier
Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

Veevus Power Thread 140 Denier

$3.99
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads
Firehole Stones Matte Tungsten Beads

Firehole Stones Neon Matte Tungsten Beads

$8.25