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Were would you put the all mighty hellgrammite on your tree of bugs and flying critters.I see lots of other bugs on here but never any info on a hellgy.

Posted on: 2012/7/6 15:11


Re: Dodson fly

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just the males were out, now the trout are on top. females are out now, thick there, have 4-10 guys in the building there..

Posted on: 2012/7/6 22:35


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melvinp wrote:
Were would you put the all mighty hellgrammite on your tree of bugs and flying critters.I see lots of other bugs on here but never any info on a hellgy.



Right up on top on the tree of bugs in river and streams that have them (many do) for trout, but especially smallies.

Hellgrimite patterns really work well. Fish a black, dark olive or brown bugger where helgies hide and smallies swim....Kaaawok!.......fish on!

Posted on: 2012/7/7 8:00


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I love 'em - they're near the top of my list.

Of course, helgrammites are mainly associated with bass fishing and - at least in my experience - are much more numerous in warmer rivers. I fish with helgy nymph flies frequently, esp in the early to mid summer months. As Afishinado said, a dark marabou fly will hammer bass. I personally prefer more accurate patterns. The pic below shows a couple naturals with one of my nymphs.
I don't bother with imitating the adults although I suppose it might make for some good fishing under certain circumstances.

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Posted on: 2012/7/7 8:33


Re: Dodson fly

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That fly is my second favorite of yours next to your mouse. It's pretty spot on and I'm sure slays the smallies.



Posted on: 2012/7/9 14:06
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Re: Dodson fly

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That is a very nice pattern,All you need is that funky smell.

Posted on: 2012/7/19 12:15


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I'd put them in the mean as heck tree.

Posted on: 2012/7/19 12:38


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btw, it Dobson Fly.

Posted on: 2012/7/20 20:25
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Re: Dodson fly

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btw, it's Dobson Fly.

Posted on: 2012/8/10 13:02


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DOBSON

Posted on: 2012/8/14 15:02






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