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...

Material List
  • 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
Materials & Alternate Materials Listed Below
Nature's Spirit CDC
Nature's Spirit CDC
Nature's Spirit CDC

Nature's Spirit CDC

$3.45
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier
Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

Danville Flat Waxed Nylon Thread - 70 Denier

$2.99
Hare'e Ice Dub
Hare'e Ice Dub

Hare'e Ice Dub

$2.99
Daiichi 1160 - Klinkhamer Hooks
Daiichi 1160 - Klinkhamer Hooks

Daiichi 1167 - Klinkhamer Hooks

$5.95
Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Feet
Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Feet

Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Feet

$6.95
Dyed Pearl Flashabou
Dyed Pearl Flashabou
Dyed Pearl Flashabou

Dyed Pearl Flashabou

$5.99

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