Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Oct 7. 2015

Murray's Hellgrammite

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It might not be beautiful, but it works...

This is an excellent fly for short line nymphing in fast riffles--the bass hit this one very hard. Don't be afraid to tie this one large--I've seen hellgrammites 5 or 6 inches long! The ostrich herl tail gives this fly a distinctive swimming action in the water.

Pattern type: 
Nymph
Difficulty: 
Easy
Materials: 
Hook
TMC 5263 #6
Tail
About 20 ostrich herl fibers 2x shank length
Body
Black chenille (over lead wire)
Hackle
Palmered dark-grayish hackle (dark dun, dark brown, or any dark variant saddle feather)
Antennae
2 strands rubber
Head
Tying thread
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