Created by Greg Carrier and featured in Raymond Scott Stetzer’s “Flies, the best 1,000,” the crippled midge can be an effective pattern when the midges are hatching but the fish are eating them in their final emerging stage.
Hook: #12-18 extra long
Rib: Extra small copper wire,
Tail: White Antron
Body: White Antron
Thorax: Peacock herl
Wings: White hackle tips
Hackle: White dry fly
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