Cranefly Larva

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Cranefly Larva

Post by DUBBN » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:13 am

Swollen Rivers can wash these giant morsels right to hungry trout.
Size 6 and 10
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Re: Cranefly Larva

Post by ronr » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:27 am

i need a sbs tutorial on how you get the transluence in the bodies that you achieve...I just can't seem to get the same sort of results... maybe its the lighting 8-)
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Re: Cranefly Larva

Post by RickA » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:50 am

Nice.
The hook looks like the old Mustad 37160 8-)
Latex?
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Re: Cranefly Larva

Post by DUBBN » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:30 am

RickA wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:50 am Nice.
The hook looks like the old Mustad 37160 8-)
Latex?
Good eye Rick. Yes, it is the 37160. It is still being sold. I use it for my Pigstickers as well.

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Re: Cranefly Larva

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:40 pm

ronr wrote: Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:27 am i need a sbs tutorial on how you get the transluence in the bodies that you achieve...I just can't seem to get the same sort of results... maybe its the lighting 8-)
I think a lot of it is in choice of materials. When Wayne posted his bug gut caddis I ordered some of the material to tie a few. There were two types and I bought them both. The Kyley's Nymph Skins Latex is very opaque, even when stretched fairly thin, Great in some applications where I don't want the underbody to show. The Kyley's Nymph Skins Translucent Bug Gut is exactly that, very translucent, almost too much so in some cases. With a coat of Solarez or other coating it really allows the underbody to show up and gives a nice halo around it.
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Re: Cranefly Larva

Post by DUBBN » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:54 pm

I couldn't have answered that better Ron. The underbody color with the Bug Gut is important. Try White.
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Re: Cranefly Larva

Post by letumgo » Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:00 pm

Wayne - These are outstanding. Hyper realistic larva patterns. You are really nailing the coloration and general profiles on these imitations. Kudos.

PS - I second the tutorial suggestion.
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