Joe Humphreys' Cressbug (Variation)

A Simple but deadly variation of Hump’s Fur Cressbug

A Simple but deadly variation of Hump’s Fur Cressbug

Hump’s Fur Body Cressbug

 

 

My mentor, Joe Humphreys has been an influence in my life for over 23 years, where he has acted as a friend and teacher. He’s done so much for me (more than I could ever repay) and I’m eternally grateful. Last night I took my two children to watch “Live the Stream-The Story of Joe Humphrey,” where they got to see the many facets of my 90-year-old mentor: husband, father, friend, conservationist, mentor, coach, teacher, athlete, competitor, and mentor. I wanted them to observe what a purposeful life looks like, and this film hits the message out of the park. Throughout his 90 years, Joe will say “life has given me so many wonderful opportunities,” but he also symbolizes the definition of reciprocity-given back to the world, and so many people (including myself) continue to be on the receiving end. This documentary will demonstrate the many positives of what fly fishing can do for the mind, body and soul. Don’t take my word for it, please see the film yourself, and you’ll feel what it means to “LIVE THE STREAM.” For more information on where to watch this film, or information on how to bring this film to your area, please go to: http://www.livethestreamfilm.com 

One of the ways I try to keep Joe’s many lessons active in my mind, is to fish Joe’s cressbug pattern, which developed during his teenage years. The version I tie is a variation, but when it’s all said and done-it’s Joe’s Fur Cressbug. Every time I open my box and see this simple but deadly pattern, I’m reminded of all the wonderful lessons Joe has shared with me over the years. Thank you Joe!

 

 

Hump’s Fur Body Cressbug

Hook: TMC 3769 #14

Thread: 6/0 Lt Olive Uni Thread

Wire: .020 

Back: UV Loon Resin-Thin

Body: Joe Ackourey’s Natural Fur Blend: Hare’s Ear   (Joeack12@hotmail.com)