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'Kate Crippler


Another of the original fleet of Cripplers, and one of the steadiest performers, no doubt due to its 'Kate' heritage. Black/silver/brown.. what's not to like? The fish love the Kate colour combo, albeit swtched around a little here, but all the main elements are there. Primarily a top dropper operator for me, with occasional outings on the tail.​

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Hook: Kamasan B175 or B170 size 10 or 12.

Rib: Oval silver.

Body:  'Ant Black' seal's fur.

Body Hackle: Furncae hen.

Shoulder Hackle:  Yellow GP body feather

Head Hackle Hackle: Black hen.

Thread: Black.


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