Jointed Hellgramite


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Weight: lead wire thorax and lead eyes at head
Hook: Any standard long shank streamer hook like Mustad 9675
Thread: 3/0 black prewaxed
Legs: black round rubber
Wing Case: black Swiss Straw
Legs: black round rubber
Body: Australian Opossum
Rib: brass wire

This pattern I first tied up about 12 to 15 years ago when I first started smallie fishing. It has caught smallies, large mouth, and trout. Nothing new here. I borrowed ideas from many folks and nothing is really new about this fly. I use a dubbing loop for the shaggy body and a mono loop to attach the 2 hooks. The forward hook has been clipped off. Hope this might give you some ideas of your own.


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