Tied HuHu Grubs

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  • #7193
    Fishy Bishy
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    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…. :wink:

    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. :grin:

    #21053
    yellowfin
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    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!

    #21119
    croozer
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    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…..

    #21576
    bradicle
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    Where abouts were these from a website?

    #21577
    Fishy Bishy
    Participant

    A bloke in Spain sent me them, ( http://www.facebook.com/quintasjoaquin ) well worth looking at his photos and the unbelievable skill he possesses

    #51983
    Allan Burgess
    Keymaster

    I found huhu grubs down at the Twizel Canals that anglers had been using for fishing. The one pictured above are very life-like.

    #53459
    troutfishernz
    Participant

    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.

    #53460
    Allan Burgess
    Keymaster

    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?

    #53461
    troutfishernz
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    The guy at the fishing shop who sold them to me said they are real grubs. they also had dehydrated bullies and shrimps.

    #53463
    Allan Burgess
    Keymaster

    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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