Cripples

Green Drake, Cripple

Green Drake, Cripple

Quite often mayflies become trapped in their cases or crippled in some other way during the hatching process. Trout become aware of such flies and often start to key in on cripples. This Cripple Green Drake pattern effectively imitates a struggling mayfly and can be deadly where green drakes are common.

Blue Winged Olive, Cripple

Blue Winged Olive, Cripple

Any trout fisher that has spent a frustrating time trying to imitate BWOs in a heavy hatch only to watch every pattern get ignored will love the Crippled Blue Winged Olive. Trout sometimes ignore all of the healthy mayflies during a hatch and only eat the drowned or stillborn adults. This is where the Cripple Blue Wing Olive excels. Make sure you have some cripple patterns in your box and you'll have the secret weapon when the fish get ultra selective.

Blue Winged Olive, Cripple

Blue Winged Olive, Cripple

Any trout fisher that has spent a frustrating time trying to imitate BWOs in a heavy hatch only to watch every pattern get ignored will love the Crippled Blue Winged Olive. Trout sometimes ignore all of the healthy mayflies during a hatch and only eat the drowned or stillborn adults. This is where the Cripple Blue Wing Olive excels. Make sure you have some cripple patterns in your box and you'll have the secret weapon when the fish get ultra selective.

Pale Morning Dun, Zelon Cripple

Pale Morning Dun, Zelon Cripple

The Zelon Cripple Pale Morning Dun Fly pattern imitates a emerging or crippled mayfly dun. Mayflies are vulnerable during this stage of the hatch and fish find this pattern irresistable. This fly floats high on the water and is easy to see. Every angler should have this pattern when there are light colored mayflies hatching.

Marabou Cripple, Limestone

Marabou Cripple, Limestone

The Limestone Marabou Cripple Fly pattern imitates a emerging or crippled mayfly dun. Mayflies are vulnerable during this stage of the hatch and fish find this pattern irresistable. This fly floats high on the water and is easy to see. Every angler should have this pattern when there are light colored mayflies hatching.

Gray Drake, Cripple

Gray Drake, Cripple

Quite often mayflies become trapped in their cases or crippled in some other way during the hatching process. Trout become aware of such flies and often start to key in on cripples. The Cripple Gray Drake Dun effectively imitates a struggling mayfly and can be deadly where gray drakes are common.

Pale Morning Dun, Lawson's Cripple

Pale Morning Dun, Lawson's Cripple

The Lawson Cripple Pale Morning Dun Fly pattern imitates a emerging or crippled mayfly dun. Mayflies are vulnerable during this stage of the hatch and fish find this pattern irresistable. This fly floats high on the water, is easy to see and is very durrable. Every angler should have this fly in their mix of Pale Morning Dun patterns.

Blue Winged Olive, Zelon Cripple

Blue Winged Olive, Zelon Cripple

Fly fishers who frequently encounter selective fish will enjoy the Blue Winged Olive Zelon Cripple. Cripples are fished less often than other patterns and smart fish have learned that a cripple/emerger is an easy meal. This fly is easy to see on the water and the floatation qualities this fly allow you to easily trail a second fly from when needed.