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LenHarris 07-19-2011 03:45 PM

Adult Crane Fly
The body alone is a size 6. Found on my screen door just 5 minutes ago.

A soft hackled Partridge in yellow in a size 10 or 8 would be deadly now.

It is NOT the first one I have seen.

Anyone have a fly they would suggest to match this?


madjoni 07-19-2011 04:23 PM

Re: Adult Crane Fly
Here you go Len:)
one of my old works...some thread,hackle and pheasant knotted legs..
It is not some great tying but it fish...

LenHarris 07-19-2011 05:28 PM

Re: Adult Crane Fly
very nice

thank you

silver creek 07-19-2011 08:11 PM

Re: Adult Crane Fly
I've fished private water on the Big Lost River just outside of Mackay, Idaho with the Mackay Special, a cranefly imitation originated on the Big Lost. It was a a dynamite fly. I had to go back and buy more flies for the next day.

It requires horse hair and the Potts weave.

Mackay Special

Another great pattern is the Bruns Tipula, tipuladae being the family of the cranefly.

Brun's Polychenille Tipula

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