Sawfly Larva

Tied by:  Fred Steynberg

Hook:  # 16 – 14 thin wire sedge/caddis hook

Thread:  7/0 or 8/0 Chartreuse

Body:  Micro chenille, chartreuse



The larva stage of the sawfly that feeds on the leaves of the crack and weeping willow trees.

Fishing method:

Fished to rising fish under overhanging willow branches if larva are seen dropping into the water.

Fished greased as a ‘dryfly’ or in tandem behind a control fly as a submerged/sunken larva.

For use:

When sawfly larvae are present in willows trees that overhang the river, during summer in the Eastern Cape (South Africa).