Trout can't resist the realistic look of this cranefly larva nymph.

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Ridiculously realistic. It's almost unfair. If there are crane fly larva in a stream fish will eat them and this pattern is too real to resist. Five-star reviews from anglers.

Size 6.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Cold Water Fly When the water is cold (low 40s and 30s), the trout tend to be sluggish and lethargic. So, and angler needs to get the fly down deep and fast and keep it deep. Since Tim's Candy Crane is already a "heavy" fly, I rarely need to add split shot. I use this fly when using a multi-fly rig -- tandem rig or drop shot rig with three or more flies. The only drawback is that I have lost several of these flies due to snagging, which is common when fishing at or near the bottom of the river.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They work! These flies work well, pure and simple. Trout tend to crush these flies when they eat because it is a big meal for them...
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Catches fish It does catch fish, in systems with crane flies (haven't tried it where they don't live)... Could be a bit more durable, but all in all is a great fly! Nice strong hook!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VP of Browntown Fished this pattern for the first time recently on a local river. The main reason I chose the fly was to get one of my favorite nymphs, that was tied on trailing this pattern, down deep into the holes in a particular stretch of river while still giving myself the opportunity of hooking a fish or two. Fully expecting this trailer tied on to the candy crane to be the fish slayer of the day, I was surprised to find that every fish caught was on the candy crane. The fish absolutely hammered the fly! Sometimes almost immediately after it entered the water. It imitates the natural better than any other crane fly pattern that I've seen offered and I think what makes this fly great is its translucence. I also love that it's tied on a heavier shanked hook, it allows you to use larger tippet when needed while sticking the fish when the commit. Didn't lose a fish and was able to bully two out some fast water. Terrific job! This is a fly I'll be using with confidence from this point forward.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from realistic Superb quality and works awesome. Need to get twenty more.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught fish on this bait Used this and caught a nice rainbow on about my fifth cast. Only fish I caught all day.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proof in the hook-jawed pudding. Is it inappropriate to review your own fly? I'm really just here to post a couple pics. But I might as well give a really short explanation. I made this fly because I felt like all current cranefly larva patterns lacked something essential that all live cranefly larva have: TRANSLUCENCE. First test of the final version was on Montana's Beaverhead. It slayed and it has exceeded my expectations ever since. I could write a ton about this fly (bullet proof, nearly glows, sinks like a rock, catches huge fish...) and why it's my favorite, but I only got on here because I thought a couple photos of this fly doing it's job would be nice.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big fish, small stream To be honest I was a little overwhelmed when I was first introduced to this fly. I rarely fish a size 6 bug on any type of small stream. This fly has changed my thinking. I have consistently picked up larger fish on smaller streams with this fly. If there is a big fish to be caught in a small stream you have to have this bug. I have seen this fly work time after time. This fly is a "Must have" in my fly boxes now.
Date published: 2014-04-03
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