Winged Larva Lace

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Winged Larva Lace

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:04 pm

This is my 21st Century version of the 1855 emerger Winged Larva contained in Blacker's Art Of Fly Making as mentioned in the Forum thread on ("Emergers" in 1895?).
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8300&start=10

If you have some "shrivelled larva" from the end of some Salmon Gut in your materials you may tie in a more historic fly Larva. ;)

Hook-Dai Riki 280 #10
Thread-UTC 140 Rusty Brown
Body-Pale Yellow Hare-Tron
Larva and Tail- Rusty Brown Larva Lace with 2 Barbs of Red Goose feather inserted in the tube.
Wing-Hen Pheasant Tail
Hackle-Natural India Hen Back
Head-Peacock herl
ImageIMGP9033 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by tie2fish » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:39 am

:shock: This is really fine!
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by daringduffer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:11 am

Interesting fly that looks very catchy. I hope you will let it swim soon and report back.

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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by ronr » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:41 am

Bill I hope to put one of those to use on the Metolius this week....enjoyed our day last week...

PS... that gentleman we talked to at the truck, Paul Petersen, is mentioned in John Judy's book pg. 138 in a discussion of stack mending with a hinged indicator set up...
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 am

Ron that was a fun time on the Central Oregon waters in your backyard! :D

It didn't even occur to me to put one of this fly on in the midst of the fish rising for egg laying caddis. The caddis dries I had on were getting their attention. And I was busy concentrating on the timing and drift across the river from my ledge.

Ron, by the way is too modest to point out that he landed the fish of the day...

ImageIMG_20190621_160807022 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20190621_160751191 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I will have to read that section of Judy's book when I am over in a few weeks. 8-)
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by letumgo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:44 am

Bill - I've always admired your creativity/adaptability, when it comes to fly tying. Well done, sir. ;) And thanks for sharing a picture of Ron, on the stream. Nice to have a face, to go along with the screen name.

Ron - Congratulations on catching that beautiful trout.
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by Old Hat » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:57 pm

oh man I miss that water and those fish.

Bill, in Stalcup's book he talks about heating forceps and then pinching the tubing. I've done it and it makes great ribbing in the tubing or D-rib. just an idea.
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by ronr » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:41 pm

Ray, Now that my face is out there and the system didn't crash, I guess I could add an avatar to my profile.
That fish was a nice one... came from the Metolius in a spot called the "idiot hole"... because the fish make you feel like an idiot most of the time...the picture doesn't do the fish justice or the spot. Caught that beauty on 5x, with my 10'6" nymphing 3wt. I was sure that fish would rub the tippet on the lava rock ledge in front of me before I could get him to the net. Having Roadkill there to verify and record the event will make it a memorable one for me.
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by Old Hat » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:03 pm

Comparaduns always served me well at that spot.
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Re: Winged Larva Lace

Post by Roadkill » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:55 pm

X-Caddis have also done the trick for me along this stretch. :D
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