Rene Harrop's fly patterns were developed with an experienced eye for detail. Proven on the Henry's Fork, one of the most demanding trout fisheries in the country.
The Last Chance Cripple series are great patterns for selective fish. We use this Baetis version on our local tailwater with great success.
Tie in sizes 16-22 for a Baetis (aka Blue Winged Olive) Cripple.
The pattern is easily adapted to imitate other mayfly species.
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Last Chance Cripple Material List:
Thread: Tiemco 16/0
Shuck: Spirit River Sparkle Yarn, Darlon, or Z-Lon
Tail: Wood Duck or Mallard Dyed Wood Duck
Abdomen: Stripped Peacock Herl, Turkey Biots, or Thread and Wire
Wing: 2-3 matched CDC feathers
Thorax: Nature’s Spirit Fine Natural Dubbing, Nature’s Spirit Emergence Dubbing, or Wapsi Superfine Dubbing
Hackle: Dun Dry Fly Hackle