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Crane Fly

Started by troutphisher, April 08, 2012, 20:10:19 PM

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troutphisher

This is a pretty simple pattern for a yellow crane fly.

I see them frequently on the South Holston, but I have never fished them in the glass or slack water. Next week I'm going to try this pattern out on a stretch of water notorious for finicky sipping fish. I have gathered some samples, and wanted to tie a simple pattern that would represent them. I have tied them with legs, but the legs don't seam to hold up to more than a couple of fish, and the choice of materials is limited due to the long thin nature of their legs. The ones I have tied with legs, I have used a dark water shed may fly tail, but have either pulled them off when removing the hook, or they gent bent out of shape, so I decided on a no leg pattern, more of a spent crane.

I don't know if it will work, but I have to try..........

Hook: Mustad 94833 size 16

Thread: Yellow Uni-Thread 8/0

Wings: Ginger cape hackle tips

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blue ridge angler

Nice..I have never fished any crane fly patterns, other than Walt's worm and other larval imitations..

snagaluffaguss

Quote from: blue ridge angler on April 08, 2012, 20:22:35 PM
Nice..I have never fished any crane fly patterns

If you've ever tossed a Catskill style mayfly down stream and skittered it back up and then let it drift back down you have.


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