Chaoborus (Glassworm)

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  1. Caveman

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    I was just wondering if anyone was familiar with the glassworm and if so what do they look like and what colors do they come in?

    Adam
     
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    I have seen (and tied) Chaoborus flies which use clear glass beads as the body with a single wind of white hackle front and back. I haven't fished them.

    Steve
     
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    Here is a photo of a Chaoborus larva as it appears in the water:

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    It's a larvae...what's a reasoning for the hackle ala a Renegade style? I presume with beads and hackle its quite large as well. I'm thinking a 20 or smaller scud hook would do the trick.
     
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    Cool...thanks...have any pics?
     
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    The pics are great, I think I will tie some up with creal beads..
     
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    I`ve tied some on size 18 hooks using a pale yellow thread underbody , over wrapped with pearl mylar tinsel . Sometimes I`ll add a dot from a sharpie . Success has been limited .:(
     

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