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Cranefly Larva

Created by John Barr


HOOK: TMC 9395, size 4

THREAD: Tan

TAIL: Tan or brown hen fibers

RIB: Clear Swannundaze

BODY: Light olive rabbit dubbing

HEAD: Dark olive rabbit dubbing

  cranefly larva

Uses

Imitates the larval stage of the cranefly--an insect that is ignored by too many fly anglers. The fly should be weighted, either with wire under the dubbing or with a beadhead.

Variations

Another useful color combination is an cream body with a tan head

How to Fish

Bounce the fly along the bottom using the indicator or tight line presentations.



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