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Crane Flies

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Crane Flies are most important to trout in the larval stage, especially when high water disturbs their often large, grub-like larvae into the drift. The adults are occasionally important enough to cause selective feeding, but it is a rare occurrence.


This common name refers to only one family.

True Fly Family Tipulidae

These are pretty much always called Crane Flies.
Craneflies are only occasionally important. There are rumors of fishable mating flights, but most anglers will not encounter them. The larvae are probably the most important stage in the trout's diet.
Tipulidae (Crane Flies) Crane Fly LarvaTipulidae (Crane Flies) True Fly Larva View 5 Pictures
Collected March 30, 2007 from in
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Tipulidae (Crane Flies) Crane Fly AdultTipulidae (Crane Flies) True Fly Adult View 15 Pictures
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