About the Stillborn Mayfly Cripple Trout Fly
This fly has two sources of inspiration and incorporates features of other mayflies I use, i.e. the stillborn and the cripple. During a hatch a lot of flies are unable to fully lose their nymphal shuck and the duns wings do not form properly. Another similar pattern tied on conventionally on a longer shank hook, from Phillip White, also helped with the final dressing of this Stillborn Mayfly Cripple.
Like most fly designs, a lot of my inspiration has come from observation of hatches.
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 or 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
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