- 25/05/2012 at 9:05 pm #7193Fishy BishyParticipant
Recently, a very clever fly tyer in Spain sent me these to test in the canals especially.
No reason why they shouldn’t work in any waters where Grubs are on a Trout’s menu….
The appear to be tied using balsa wood, acrylic paint/lacquer, and a strong thread capable of making the body creases as seen in a caterpillar, HuHu etc.
These even feel real!
Have a look at these wee beauties, I’ll report back soon when tested….. after the smoker has completed the task.30/05/2012 at 2:18 am #21053yellowfinParticipant
Some of the blokes in a sawmill that I worked in used to eat the huhu grubs. They said they tasted like whipped cream. Personally I never tried any. The huhu grubs looked exactly like those in your picture!12/06/2012 at 9:22 am #21119croozerParticipant
my great grandmother had an exact replica of a witchety grub(aussie huhu) which she used 80 years ago in the rivers of cntral nsw and reckons she used to catch heaps of fish on them…it looked even more life-like than the ones in the pic…..19/09/2012 at 8:15 am #21576bradicleParticipant
Where abouts were these from a website?19/09/2012 at 8:16 pm #21577Fishy BishyParticipant
A bloke in Spain sent me them, ( http://www.facebook.com/quintasjoaquin ) well worth looking at his photos and the unbelievable skill he possesses12/06/2016 at 12:34 am #51983
I found huhu grubs down at the Twizel Canals that anglers had been using for fishing. The one pictured above are very life-like.11/09/2016 at 8:28 pm #53459troutfishernzParticipant
tried some dehydrated huhu grubs at the canals a few weeks ago looked good but didn’t seem to hydrate that good and fell of the hook and crumbled easy did get a small salmon on one though.12/09/2016 at 1:19 am #53460
I think I found some of those dehydrated huhu grubs on the ground beside the Ohau A canal when I was there last. I thought at the time it was a bit odd. Are they actually real huhu grubs that have been dehydrated?12/09/2016 at 5:32 pm #53461troutfishernzParticipant
The guy at the fishing shop who sold them to me said they are real grubs. they also had dehydrated bullies and shrimps.12/09/2016 at 9:30 pm #53463
Well that is a surprise! I knew about dehydrated shrimp, but never dehydrated bullies and grubs. It would be interesting to find out more. I guess that if used whole that would fit the Fish & Game definition of “natural” bait. I wonder if they are any good?
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