Jan’s Black Fly Larva is a great spot-on imitation for the black fly which is found in nearly every water in the west. Closely matching midge larva as well it catches fish in both lakes and rivers.
Imitates: Black Fly Larva and small midge larva and pupa.
Useful for: Retrieving slowly behind a floating or sinking line as well as under an indicator. This is a great fly to put behind a leech pattern on a sinking line. Great paired with a second midge or other smaller nymph under an indicator. This fly is highly effective in early spring right after ice out through the fall when fish tend to become much more selective.
Tricks/Techniques: A simple fly that gets results under an indicator or moved slowly. Try shallow under an indicator near ice lines in spring. The plain black segmented body resembles a good portion of the available food early in the season. A long slow retrieve behind a sink tip or floating line with a long pause following can draw strikes when other techniques or useless.
This fly is hand tied at my own bench in the United States of America under the highest of scrutiny. A tested and proven pattern.