Grannom Larva

Created by Jeff Morgan


The larvae of grannoms (caddis; genus Brachycentrus) build cases of little sticks and other vegetation. The larvae often end up in the drift and are eaten by trout, case and all. This fly resembles a cased grannom larva. For more on this pattern, see Caddis Larvae--Part I.

How to Fish

Use tight line or trout indicator nymphing tactics

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, place in vise, start thread

2. Tie in pheasant tail fibers (4-7) and mono ribbing.

3. Wrap pheasant fibers and tie off.

4. Counter-wrap ribbing and tie off.

5. Dub throax.

6. Tie in starling. Wrap twice. Trim top and bottom fibers.

7. Whip finish and trim.

HOOK: Dai Riki 300, size 12-16


RIBBING: 4X monofilament

BODY: Pheasant Tail

THORAX: Bright green dubbing

LEGS: Black starling

HEAD: Black bead or black dubbing