Mayfly Cripple


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  • Hook: TMC 100 Size 18-20
  • Thread: UTC 70 Olive
  • Tail: Light Dun Hackle Fibers
  • Body: Light Yellow Dubbing
  • Wing: Light Dun CDC Puffs
  • Hackle: Light Dun Neck Hackle
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Put the hook in the vice and bend the hook towards you, to a 45 degree angle, about ½ way up the hook.

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Take 8 hackle fibers and tie in as the tail.

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Dub some light yellow dubbing onto your thread.

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Wrap the dubbing forward to form a thin, tapered body.

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Tie in a hackle. This will be used to hackle the fly later.

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Take a CDC puff and tie in for the wing. Make sure the wing is NOT upright but flat (Parallel with the water).

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Wrap hackle once behind the wing and then the rest in front of the wing.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for selective trout.

Important Note: DO NOT use wet floatant on the CDC. ONLY use a dry floatant or you will gum up the CDC and ruin the fly.