'Fiery Claret Crippler
One of the originals in the Crippler series which has become a firm favourite, and regular on my loch-style casts. It's performed well on both Malham Tarn and way up the road on the main Orkney lochs. Top or tail positions, and loves a dark, moody day.
Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12
Butt: Flat gold.
Rib: Oval gold.
Body: Seal's fur mix: Claret & Fiery Brown.
Body Hackle: Grizzle hen dyed 'Golden Brown'.
Shoulder Hackle: Bright red GP body feather.
Head Hackle Hackle: As body hackle.
Thread: Red or 'Wine' UTC 70 denier.