The Crip Keeper by Bob Streb

The Crip Keeper by Bob Streb

This fly pattern is a great mayfly cripple pattern for here in central Colorado, especially on the Eagle, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. When the fishing pressure picks up on our central Colorado Trout, small and realistic is the way to go. The trout on our major Colorado fisheries can get pretty picky and this fly has paid a few bills while guiding over pressured fish. Fish it deep or in the film.

Hook: Tiemco 212Y #17

Thread: Uni 8/0 Lt. Cahill

Tail and 1st half of body: Yellow Pheasant Tail

Rib: Gold

Wing: Medium Dun Thin Wing

2nd Half of Body and Head: Hare’s Ear Plus Dubbin Lt. Cahill

It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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