Cranefly Larva

Created by John Barr


Imitates the larva of a cranefly--an insect that is ignored by too many fly anglers. The fly should be weighted, either with wire under the dubbing or with a beadhead.


Another useful color combination is an cream body with a tan head

How to Fish

Bounce the fly along the bottom using the trout indicator or tight line presentations.

HOOK: TMC 9395, size 4


TAIL: Tan or brown hen fibers

RIB: Clear Swannundaze

BODY: Light olive rabbit dubbing

HEAD: Dark olive rabbit dubbing