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    Default cranefly

    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


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    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

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    Smile

    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

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    olesmoke-

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

    Bill

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