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: Helgramite


FrenchCreek
04-08-2003, 12:08 AM
Tied by Russ Webb of Calgary, I just had to show these

FrenchCreek
04-08-2003, 12:12 AM
From Russ also, got to love his art...

FrenchCreek
04-08-2003, 12:16 AM
Look at the wings..... deer hair, splayed flat, covered with Flexament, then cut to shape.

FrenchCreek
04-08-2003, 12:23 AM
Look at the wings..... deer hair, splayed flat, covered with Flexament, then cut to shape.

FrenchCreek
04-08-2003, 12:26 AM
Tye last helgramite is tied on a Daiichi #1770 swimming nymph hook

Dble Haul
04-08-2003, 05:34 AM
Those flies are amazing....any self respecting trout would take them. :p

They're almost too nice to use (I said almost). ;)

juro
04-08-2003, 05:41 AM
Pete -

INCREDIBLE

My compliments to their creator. I would not want to follow Russ through the pool!

flyfisha1
04-08-2003, 06:20 AM
Originally posted by juro
Pete -

INCREDIBLE

My compliments to their creator. I would not want to follow Russ through the pool!

Yeah, no kidding! Man, those flies are bad! Amazing tying, that's a great example of true artwork at the vise.

John Desjardins
04-08-2003, 08:44 AM
Beautiful fly weaving in those flys. I've always loved how the weave can both give segmented & contrasting colors.

BigDave
04-08-2003, 08:51 AM
Beautiful :whoa:

At the rate I lose stonefly nymphs/hellagramite patters I couldn't bring myself to use these. They almost belong in a frame.

pmflyfisher
04-08-2003, 10:59 AM
Yes excellent flies and pictures.

PM Out

SDHflyfisher
04-08-2003, 02:43 PM
look more realistic than anything i've seen lately

Quentin
04-08-2003, 07:02 PM
Wow! Those are extremely realistic! I can only imagine how long it would take me to tie one of those.

Does the last hellgrammite (the one on the swimming nymph hook) ride with the hook point up? If so, that would be ideal for crawling the fly along the bottom.

Q

FrenchCreek
04-08-2003, 07:34 PM
Quentin:
It does ride with the hook bend up... that's the way Russ tied this one.

DEERHAAWK
04-08-2003, 10:48 PM
Beautiful, but I wonder, does using them require a formal tux, or will a shirt and tie be ok? ( I have basic black....waders)
Deerhawk

John Desjardins
04-09-2003, 02:55 PM
Q, I watched someone tying a fly like the one on the top at a show and it didn't take that long maybe ten minutes. I brought a sample home, but by the time I got home & was able to tie I couldn't tie it for the life of me.

BobK
04-09-2003, 05:20 PM
The pros make it look so easy. After watching one in action, I feel like I am all thumbs. You should watch Oriental women in action (No, not THAT way - I mean tying flies)! They even give the pros a run for their money!

BobK