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    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.
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    Bet Byron's Green Weenie in the right color would work. I've got your top view of McGnat posted.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadisonBoats View Post

    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.

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    Man a Mohair Leech pattern would work great for that.


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    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.

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    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.

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    look up Barr's cranefly larva pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttas67 View Post
    look up Barr's cranefly larva pattern.
    Thanks! Very meaty treat for the larger trout...
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