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 Post subject: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 10:09 am 
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Are the imitations best black or dark olive?

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 10:53 am 
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Natural ostrich herl is a great color match. Sort of a darkgrayish color.
This is what I tie for a leech, but if I want a Helgrammite, I just add rubber legs to the shank and shorten the body by 1/2 shank length.

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But black is better than olive if those are your choices.

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:36 pm 
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The grampuses I find on stream are brownish-black on the back and a grayish cream on underside.

Here's one I would only recommend if you have a lot of time on your hands; tying one is like tying eight to ten prince nymphs. :(

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I like the simplicity of Jule's tie, plus I've fished it and the fish get in trouble when they see it. Go out and buy a dust brush from WallyWorld and you've got all the dark gray ostrich herl you'll need.


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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:03 pm 
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Nice :) I seem to loose a lot of flies in the smallie rivers. That one would make me sad to leave behind.

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I have a duster ready now for tying time to come open :?

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:12 pm 
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Brad,
An old time horse hair nymph ain't bad either.
You can tie it out of moose mane with the lighter mane on the underside.
Big ass trout will eat a horse hair nymph also

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:57 pm 
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Thanks JT do you have a site with a recipe and pic? I'm not sure I know that one.

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:33 am 
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Teach check the Smoky mt guide by Roger Lowe ---I think there is an original pattern in there.I will check if I ever get home.

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:41 am 
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Guys is this it?
http://www.riverbornflies.com/index.php?action=view&id=597

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 Post subject: Re: Hellgramite (Dobson Fly Larvae) ?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:49 pm 
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yes that is one of the many patterns.

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