Fripple 2.0 Baetis Mayfly Cripple
Curtis - March 26, 2013
The story of the Fripple goes back a number of years to a lazy day on the bank of the river watching the blue winged olives hatch. I noticed that the fish were not keying on the high-floating soon-to-fly-away able bodied adults, but rather on the bugs that we still struggling to leave the surface of the water.
This drove me to the vise and, after a few iterations over the following days, I decided on a spent-wing style imitation. The Fripple has provided me some great fishing over the years in all sizes and colors to cover anything from a drake to a PMD.
Fast forward a few years and Fripple 2.0 is the mayfly focus these days for me. Coupled with my Aero-baetis, I've got two new solid confidence flies for hitting any mayfly hatch.
Here's a fella that, along with a bunch of his friends this day, slammed the fly all afternoon...
- Hook: Daiichi 1160 - Klinkhamer Hook - 18
- Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Fl. Orange
- Thread: Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier - Olive
- Ribbing: Dyed Pearl Flashabou - 6969 - Olive
- Thorax: Hare'e Ice Dub - Olive Brown
- Under Wing: Nature's Spirit CDC - Brown Olive
- Wing Post: Snowshoe Rabbit Feet - Gray Dun
- Wing: Medallion Sheeting - Buggy Light Dun