|Average Size Cranefly Larvae|
As you can see, these larvae are quite large, so do not skimp on the size of your hook. I prefer a 4 or 6 persoanlly.
|Place bead head onto hook. |
Then wrap a bright color behind.
|Begin another color behind head - |
I like yellow or grey.
|Add dubbing and taper back to |
bend of the hook.
|Now wrap tightly forward to|
|I like to finish off by coating|
with epoxy. Leave tail uncoated so
it will flare a little when wet.
This is another of those very easy to tie patterns. I don't specifically look for this larvae in the water, but the next time it rains and it is hot and there is a lot ot murky run-off flowing into the water you are fishing and your San Juan worms are ineffective, try tying on one of these. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Hard takes and tight lines to all of you avid Idaho fly fishers. You are probably avid by default if you are reading this post this time of year. Of course wintertime is great for fly tying or you could bookmark this post for warmer days if you prefer.