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Mercer’s Missing Link

Mercer’s Missing Link Cripple Fly Tying Video Instructions

Mercers Missing Link Caddis Cripple FlyThe Mercer’s Missing Link is a great caddis cripple fly pattern developed by Mike Mercer.  This is one of my favorite flies to tie and fish.  This is a hidden secret weapon, not many anglers know about this pattern, let alone fish it.  Although the Missing Link was tied to be a caddis cripple, it makes a great mayfly cripple as well.  Just tied in the correct colors and you have a great PMD or BWO Cripple!

Mercer’s Missing Link Cripple Recipe:
Hook: #10-18 Tiemco 100>>
Thread: Olive UTC 70>>
Body: Olive UTC 70>>
Rib: Pearl Krystal Flash>>
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dubbing>>
Legs: Tan Antron Yarn>>
Wing: Elk Hair>>
Hackle: Dun Dry Fly Hackle>>

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