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Friday, May 14 via Zoom
Zoom meeting ID: 932 7714 6273
Passcode: cicada [lowercase]
Saturday, May 15, via Zoom
Zoom meeting ID: 977 6736 9268
Hellgrammites –the nymphs of dobsonflies, large and fierce-looking creatures sometimes known as “fish flies” – are big, meaty aquatic insects that many fly fishers and fly tyers overlook. But they’re common in Georgia waters – and trout, bass, and other fish love ‘em. They’re a sort of “secret weapon” for fly fishers in the know, and if you know how to tie and fish them then you can take advantage of that secret weapon too!
This session of The Tying Bench will focus on how to tie and fish two great Hellgrammite imitations.
Here’s what you’ll need in the way of materials:
Hook: Nymph hook, 3XL or 2XL, size 6, straight or curved-shank.
Weighting wire: Small lead-free wire
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail for version 1: Black ostrich herl
Jaws for version 1: Black leg material such as Spanflex
Tail/jaws for version 2: Black biots
Body: Black chenille
Hackle: Black emu, black strung hackle (modified as covered in the class)
NOTE: A brown color scheme can also be used. If you go with brown, use brown herl, brown emu and hackle, and brown chenille. The biots and Spanflex can be brown or black in this case.