This articulated hellgrammite nymph is sure to fool even the most selective smallmouth and trout.

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The Story

This smallmouth fly was created for bass fishing the New River and James River, but will work anywhere smallies and hellgrammites are present. The smallies love hellgrammites; however, most hellgrammite flies don't have the correct action. This fly is segmented with a rubber tail for durability. Bass tend to tear off tails made of biots or ostrich herl. Hackle is used for the rear section because hellgrammites have a bunch of small tightly spaced legs in the rear 2/3 of their body. The front legs are rubber because hellgrammites have only a few larger, loosely spaced legs in the front 1/3 of their body. This approach to the hooks gives the obvious differentiation the hellgrammite has between the rear 2/3 and front 1/3 of its body. Used with a dead drift it drives smallies crazy and it has also caught largemouth, red eyes, musky, and trout.

Size 8.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fly, caught two nice large mouth today I used this today on Squam Lake for large mouth. Landed two nice ones with this fly
Date published: 2020-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bass fly This is one of the best patterns I’ve discovered and it has a great story behind it. Look it up
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks very life like If there are helligmits are in the water the the fish crush these flies
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty, best with a crayfish appetizer I bought a dozen of these to fish smallmouth. They worked well, in my case fished deep with a sink tip and about 3 feet of #10 flouro. Not weedless, but reasonably good bouncing off bottom debris without issue. I found this more "suggestive" fly out-performed the super realistic hellagrammite flies I tried.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for smallmouth Bought this for bass fishing in the river and it worked really well. It fishes just like a plastic helgrimite and attracts bass pretty well. The fly is jointed and is about 1.5 inches long, casts well with 6w line/rod. I use it with floating line, haven't put on a sinking tip because id be afraid of snagging it, but despite a floating helgramite is still catches fish.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent hellgramite imitation Effective two part hinged fly with rubber feelers and antennae . I definitely have confidence in this pattern .
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Killer hellgrammite This is the second time I have purchased Josh's Wiggle Hellgrammite. This is by far the best hellgramite immigration that I have ever used. I am convinced that it is the action that drives the Smallmouth bass crazy. If I only had to take one bait to the creek this would be the one.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Fly Quality of fly is good, used it for small mouth bass a couple times so far. It catches fish and is holding up.
Date published: 2016-05-02
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