Hatching in a river is a treacherous task. Not all bugs make it out alive, have the fly to match the struggle. Some get stuck in transition from nymph to dun in the water’s surface film. This pattern is a great imitation of that situation. It’s easy to believe in cripple fly patterns. Fish are lazy and know cripples can’t fly off, so they become easy prey. This fly is made of high quality hackle and deer hair. The Quill body is a very realistic segmentation. When your traditional mayfly’s aren’t cutting it, tie on a cripple!
Hook: Size 12 Trout Legend D300 Dry fly hook. Barbless, Wide Gape, Black Nickle, Cat-Claw Point, and Standard light weight wire.
Tied by Logan Messina in Solon, Maine.
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