Cripple patterns are proven fish catching flies. In an earlier Fly of the Month a purple cripple pattern was featured . I had some sample dubbings that I ordered from Fly Tyers Dungeon (, the sample packs had 17 different dubbings, but one color caught my eye, it was PINK! I thought this color tied as a cripple might work, here is the pattern I came up with, the pink cripple.

Hook – Dry Fly #14, #16
Thread – Lt. Cahill 8/0
Shuck – Ginger Zelon
Body – Pink Dubbing
Wing – White Poly Pro
Hackle – LT. Ginger ( cut the hackle on the bottom even with the hook point)

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar