....................... ......Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park
New "Perfect Fly" Crane Fly Larva Fly
We are happy to announce that we have our new "Perfect Fly" Crane Fly Larva Flies in stock and ready for order now.
Larva: The larvae cannot swim and are usually eaten by trout when they are washed in the water by rainfall. Craneflies exist in both the aquatic and terrestrial varieties. There are over two-hundred species in North America. The terrestrial varieties are found in areas where the ground is moist. If they get into the water it is because their larvae are washed into the water.
Presentation: Since the terrestrial variety gets into the water by being washed in by rainwater, it makes sense that the best times to fish cranefly larvae imitations would be following heavy rains. Since the larvae get washed in from the banks and by small drainage flows, it is probably best to fish near the banks and the rainwater drainage inlets. I say "probably" because I have not tried it. I will try that in the near future because I may be overlooking a productive fishing strategy. Please let us know if any of you have experience fishing imitations of the cranefly larvae
The pupae of the cranefly species are not important to anglers. Both the terrestrial and aquatic species pupae are found on land. The aquatic species larvae migrate to land before pupating. During the pupae stage of life they stay under the soil, leaves and logs for a month or so.