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Stillborn Mayfly Cripple Fly

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About the Stillborn Mayfly Cripple Trout Fly

The Stillborn Mayfly Cripple is very successful when mayflies are hatching as it represents not only those that are unable to fully lose their nymphal shuck but also those whose wings do not form properly.

Creator of this trout fly: Chris Watson

Tier of this trout fly: Chris Watson

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams, Still Water fish


  • Hook : 10.
  • Thread : Dark brown 12/0 bennechi.
  • Tails : Golden pheasant centre tail fibres.
  • Shuck : Mother of Pearl twinkle.
  • Detached abdomen : Bleached yearling elk, ribbed with tying thread and coated with Roots Tuff Bond.
  • Wings : Grey polypropylene yarn, tied one up one down and cut to shape.
  • Hackle : Genetic olive dyed grizzle cock with the bottom cut out.
  • Thorax : Cream superfine dry fly dubbing.
  • Head Cement : Roots Tuff Bond.

Lightweight grub.

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