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New "Perfect Fly" Hellgrammite Fly (Dobsonfly Larva)

We are happy to announce that we have our new "Perfect Fly" Hellgrammite.
The Hellgrammite is the larva stage of life of the Dobsonfly. I am sure that if you
have ever caught any nymphs you have seen the hellgrammite. I am also sure
that if you have ever picked one up you quickly learned one difference in a
mayfly or stonefly nymph and the hellgrammite. They can and will bite and pinch.

These flies deposit their eggs on the bottom side of leaves and stems of the
bushes and trees. The eggs hatch into larvae and fall off into the water where
they live until they hatch. The larvae are predators that eat other insects. The
adult Dobsonfly is a very large fly that looks a lot like a stonefly. They are
nocturnal, so it is doubtful you will see them very often in the daylight hours. The
adults only live a few days during which time they mate and deposit their eggs in
the darkness.

The hellgrammites can be found in the riffles. The fishflies are more frequently
found in the eddies and backwater or slow water areas of the streams. Fish the
imitation exactly like you would a clinger mayfly nymph imitation. You need to
keep the fly on the bottom by weighting it down. Most of the time an up or up
and across presentation works best.

You can order the "Perfect Fly" Hellgrammite by Clicking Here

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