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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:21 am 
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Peewee....thats a good lookin bug....I'd be embarrassed to try after that! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:03 am 
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overbrook wrote:
Peewee....thats a good lookin bug....I'd be embarrassed to try after that! :D


C'mon Tommy... grow some!
I stuck my raggedy mess up there with the thought that any one of you good tyers would show me how it SHOULD be done. Don't be so chicken!

Peewee, need a field tester? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Knotting pheasant tail last night kept me thinking of that line... jobs Americans won't do.
Here's another attempt from today. I would try squirrel but I could hardly knot the pheasant tail.
Gotta add some wings and have to ask, what did you use on that beauty you tied PeeWee?

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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:34 pm 
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I used the squirrel because I wouldnt even attempt tying knots in the legs.The wings are just center tips from a medium dun cape.

here is one with a brown wing

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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:45 am 
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Peddler,

From reading about cranefly patterns, the best dry pattern seems to be "Brun's Tipula" by Norwegian Andre Brun. It was in FFM in 2002. I haven't been able to find the pattern written down anywhere on the web, but it is on video with English subtitles. It is a relatively easy fly to tie and looks fantastic. I would use the correct brown color of foam rather than coloring the foam.

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http://globalflyfisher.com/video/bruns-tipula

Now you've got 2 patterns to try.

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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:54 am 
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I came up with the big crane pictured below after seeing a few last year. Used white para post foam colored with marking pen for the abdomen, spun cdc for the thorax, hackle tips for wings and golden pheasant tail for knotted legs. Purely scratch built fly but I've seen the components for it here or there on other patterns, nothing is new to fly fishing or tying these days. Also pictured below is a 20" brown that later rose to the fly pattern on it's maiden drift so the fly is now proven IMO. I had seen the trout the day before across stream in a hard to reach jagged rocky run. I then waded in carefully and cast to the run the next morning before the fog burnt off. Sometimes things just work out.
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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Oh my now its 10,000 + 2 that Ive got to learn to tie. :lol: :lol: :lol: WK you are the man.

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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:04 pm 
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Not at all Sir. I've yet to snatch the pebble.
If you will tie one of your "cool aid dyed patterns" ;) as a dropper it doubles as a nice indicator too.


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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:39 pm 
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to snatch the pebble ends the journey......let us not think of the destination--- we are promised--- but work to choose the right path for that is truly the way it will be decided how we are judged. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Crane help
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