A crane fly is spring's version of the hopper. Fish get pretty excited about the crane fly aggressive splashy takes whats not to love. Much like a hopper there is real no wrong way to fish the fly dead drifted, twitched, and skated. This is an another easy tie that puts fish in the net.

Material


Gamakatsu S10-B sz 12-14

UTC 140 Cream

Montana centipede legs

White Swiss Straw

White Foam 2mm

Barred ginger hackle

Senyo's Tan Laser Dub

Attach your thread and build up the back of the fly.

Attach your thread and build up the back of the fly.

Tie in the centipede legs, put an overhand not in the legs.

Tie in the centipede legs, put an overhand not in the legs.

Figure 8 your swiss straw into place.

Figure 8 your swiss straw into place.

Tie in a sliver of foam in about as wide as it is thick.

Tie in a sliver of foam in about as wide as it is thick.

Tie in your hackle.

Tie in your hackle.

Wrap the hackle up and back down the foam post. Tie it off and build a thread head.

Wrap the hackle up and back down the foam post. Tie it off and build a thread head.

Whip finish. and trim up the legs and wings. 

Whip finish. and trim up the legs and wings.