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olesmoke
10-04-2010, 08:34 PM
The cranefly is a hot bug this time of year so here is an idea to try.Size 16 is just about the right size.Be safe

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/22midge/PICT0069.jpg

kentuckytroutbum
10-06-2010, 09:33 AM
olesmoke-

Thats a great looking crane fly. Would you mind sharing the receipe?
Looks like ginger hackle with dubbing, but what is the leg material?

Thanks

Bill

olesmoke
10-06-2010, 09:46 AM
Bill appreciate the comments........
hook:size 16 TMC 2487
thread: 8/0 yellow
underwrap with foam/med brown dubbing
wings: brown hen hackle tips
legs: squirrel tail

give it a try ....it might work

kentuckytroutbum
10-06-2010, 10:27 AM
olesmoke-

Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely give it a try. I like crane flies, and apparently so do the trout! :biggrin:
Good idea to use the foam to keep the fly on top of the water.

Bill