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How to Tie Rene Harrop’s Last Chance Cripple

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

When fishing the Hendrickson hatch, or any other mayfly hatch for that matter, it’s quite easy for us anglers to get fixated on using dun patterns, and with good reason. But there are always a significant number of bugs that have difficulty emerging or getting their wings off the water and dry, so they can take flight. Trout recognize these cripples as an easy meal which takes less energy to catch than something skittering around and about to fly away. Rene Harrop’s Last Chance Cripple, here a Hendrickson, is intended to imitate these cripples struggling on the water’s surface. There are times when it will significantly out-perform most full dun patterns.

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