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Baetis7August 25th, 2014, 10:17 am
MI

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I noticed that our local midge larvae are quite long and are either a green or somewhat tan color. I have tied a few to resemble what I am seeing but it seems as though the fish are keying in on smaller midge patterns. Does anyone ever tie a full sized midge larva and have success on it? I thought for sure the trout would take this pattern but I have been unsuccessful for the most part on this particular tie. I will include a pic here shortly. Perhaps a few of you could comment on this larva tie. Thanks!
Baetis7August 25th, 2014, 10:35 am
MI

Posts: 17
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OldredbarnAugust 26th, 2014, 6:36 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2580
What size hook are we talking here? Are we not sure that maybe its not crane-fly larvae we are seeing and not a "midge"?

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Baetis7August 26th, 2014, 6:58 pm
MI

Posts: 17
Definitely not a tipulid but infact a dipteran. They are about a size 10 or 12. The above pattern is on a size 12 swimming nymph hook

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