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Cripple BWO
Added: Apr 12, 2013
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Cripple BWO
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Pattern
BodyPheasant Tail
HackleDUN
Hook Size22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16
Hook TypeDaiichi 1190
TailBrown Z-Lon
ThoraxOlive Antron Dubbing
Thread70 Denier Danville Olive
WingBleached Elk Hair
Description

One of my favorite BWO patterns. Not sure who created this, but this is how I tie it. Can also be tied to match any mayfly species.

TypeEmerger
RegionUS - Northeast
Target SpeciesTrout
Imitation TypeMayflies
Tying Instructions
1.
Tie in Z-Lon tail and 3 pheasant tail fibers.
2.
Wrap PT 2/3rds of the way up and trim off.
3.
Dub in a small amount of antron for the emerging thorax section.
4.
Get a small amount of bleached elk prepped and tie in tips forward. Cut the rear short (if you left it too long at tie in) for a wing bud. The tips will act as the emerging wings and a hi-vis point.
5.
Tie in hackle and dub a tiny thorax.
6.
Wrap hackle forward and tie off.
7.
Push elk hair tips back and whip finish in front of them.

Fishing Instructions
Fish during peak hatch times. Fish will seek out duns stuck in their shucks, cripples, for an easy snack. I fish these down to a 22 in the early spring, then get bigger as the season progresses.

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