I just finished the Film Critic step by steps. This is one of my favorite flies and is my favorite to fish on the small spring creeks of the Midwest. The pattern catches fish during a hatch and catches them as a searching pattern. I'm a huge fan of emerger and cripple patterns typically they ride lower in the surface film and give more of a realistic profile. Plus it gives the fish something a little different. I bet 90% of you have an Elk Hair Caddis in your box and probably less then 40% have an emerger/cripple in the box. Show 'em something different Spring is around the corner tie some up.