FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS ? FROM MINORS TO MAJORS - EOTG - Jan 27, 2014
FOOD SOURCES ON SPRING CREEKS ? FROM MINORS TO MAJORS
Cranefly larva (Tiplidae) are very abundant in spring creeks and are among one of constant year-long food sources. I'd say they are among the Top 4 that I collect on spring creeks all through the year, along with midge larva, scuds, and sowbugs. They really vary in sizes as they can stretch. Every now and then my stomach pump feels "plugged" when I happen to collect them from trout! However I don't believe there are many anglers who fish with cranefly larva because there's not many (if any) good imitations on the market. Over the days of trials and errors, I came up with this pattern. "Size, shape, color" are presented just right.