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Black helgramite

tied by MuskieDave
Fly Type: Nymphs,
Target Species: Freshwater Bass,
Recommended Region: Central US,
Material List:
Tail; black rubber legs
Body; black sparkle chenille
Hackle: black saddle
Head: small fish head,dark grey
Tying Instructions: I fish on the Mississippi River in Minnesota. It is full of helgramites.This fly works for catfish,walleye and small mouth bass.The hook needs to be weighted heavily. Use .020 or .025 wire. Tie so hook will ride up.Put lead on and flatten with pliers.Tie on 6 rubber legs,then hackle feather,then chenille. Coat lead and hook shank liberally with cement. Let cement get tacky.Wind chenille forward ,up short of eye of hook.Palmer the hackle .Tie off. Super glue head and add fish skull. Done.
Presentation Tips: Quarter cast up stream and dead drift. Fish riffles at dusk and at nite.I use a 7 wt with 15 lb test leader.You will catch big fish!

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