Callibaetis Cripple Dry Fly

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callibaetis cripple dry fly

Callibaetis cripple dry fly

A simple pattern for big fish in the high lakes.  This is my go-to dry fly when fishing a Callibaetis hatch in the high lakes of Central Oregon spring until fall.  You can tie a million variations but I like this particular version as it is very close to a Pheasant Tail Nymph that is so effective below the surface.

Hook: Standard Dry Fly or 1x long
Thread: Olive 8/0
Tail: Pheasant Tail Fibers 5-6
Rib: Gold UTC SM Wire
Abdomen: Pheasant Tail Wound
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub
Wing: Deer Hair Comparadun
Hackle: Grizzly slightly long 4-5 turns

 

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