Tying a Crane Fly Larva

Producer: Tim Flagler

Tim Flagler ties a Crane Fly Larva on a Dai-Riki #285 size 12 hook. “For a fly that uses so few materials, and is so easy to tie,” says Flagler, “it’s amazingly effective.” Crane fly larvae are common in streams all across the U.S. and are a tempting meal for trout, reaching up to more than 2 inches in length. Use this fly in a dropper rig with a Copper John and you’ve got a deadly combination.