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MadisonBoats
07-05-2009, 09:39 AM
Found several Crane Fly Larvae hanging to the shoals. Anyone have any nice patterns for this larva?

1/3"-2" in length, milky, green, or light brown, plump-caterpillar-like segmented body, 4 finger-like lobes at back end.
http://littleriveroutfitters.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=31&pictureid=211

silvercreek
07-05-2009, 10:27 AM
Bet Byron's Green Weenie in the right color would work. I've got your top view of McGnat posted.

bones
07-05-2009, 11:03 AM
I've tied one made of a few wraps of lead, rubber band or thin latex with a little dubbing sticking out of the reverse end. I have had luck with them in the SNP and a small silty tailwater in Indianna.

Stonefly
07-05-2009, 11:30 AM
1/3"-2" in length, milky, green, or light brown, plump-caterpillar-like segmented body, 4 finger-like lobes at back end.



I've seen 'em the size of my little finger, in terms of both length and circumference.

sb

Maurer
07-05-2009, 12:33 PM
Man a Mohair Leech pattern would work great for that.

http://www.virtualflybox.com/patterns/getimage.php?id=624
http://www.virtualflybox.com/patterns/pattern.php?swap_id=35&id=624

Wrap the shank with lead to get it to sink. I use to kill fish on these and have been known to break them out from time to time and dead drift them through riffles and catch some decent fish.

waterwolf
07-06-2009, 07:51 AM
Not enough of them in the river to over power the midges, blackfly, sulfurs, and scuds. I wouldn't sweat trying to find a pattern for the random cranefly population in the Clinch.

ttas67
07-06-2009, 11:55 PM
look up Barr's cranefly larva pattern.

MadisonBoats
07-07-2009, 08:51 AM
look up Barr's cranefly larva pattern.

Thanks! Very meaty treat for the larger trout...:biggrin: