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Stillborn Mayfly Cripple Fly

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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.

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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

Dressings

  • 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

Lightweight grub

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