Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Quigley Cripple – Red Quill.
Daiichi 1180/1100 or TMC 100, sizes 16
Danville Brown 6/0 – 70 denier (number 47)
Mayfly brown Zelon over dun hackle fibers
Stripped brown hackle quill
Superfine Rusty Brown dubbing
Sparkle dun deer hair
Personal tying notes:
- Used stripped Collins saddle hackle for body.
- Coated with Solarez Bone Dry UV resin.
- Attach thread to hook behind hook eye and wind backwards to barb.
- Tie in tail fibers with 2 – 3 wraps and continue binding butt ends to thorax area.
- Tie in Zelon at tail area and bind down full length of body to keep diameter equal. Return thread to barb.
- Tie in stripped quill at barb and move thread to 1/3 mark. Wrap quill forward with touching turns and tie off.
- Coat with UV resin or head cement to secure.
- Tie in hackle
- Add a small amount of dubbing. Be sure not to crowd remaining area for wing and hackle.
- Tie in deer hair wing with tips extend over hook eye. Cut rear section and leave small tuft.
- Wrap hackle forward with 3 wraps behind wing and lift wing material up and 1 wrap in front. Tie off hackle and cut excess.
- Whip finish.
- Optional: trim hackle bottom even with hook point to allow low profile in water.