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Old 07-05-2009, 09:39 AM
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Post Crane Fly Larva: Clinch River (July 03, 2009)

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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Old 07-05-2009, 10:27 AM
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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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Old 07-05-2009, 11:03 AM
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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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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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Old 07-05-2009, 12:33 PM
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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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look up Barr's cranefly larva pattern.
Thanks! Very meaty treat for the larger trout...
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