Got some hellgie bodies from the shop don’t really like the amount of glue used but I think they’ll look ok in the end reject 1&2 # 3 with have a bigger material to make the segments the shorter one is what I’m going to run with
I’ve never seen a fly pattern that would out fish the real thing light wire hook hooked under the shell behind the head a 6 foot leader on the end of a flyrod pretty hard to beatLet me tell you a little story I was using minnows and the minn came on a snag when I pulled it in I caught this hellgramite. Hooked it better then casted for hrs nutin. But this fly pattern I tie gets hit by trout all the time. So I’ll stick with the yarn and feathers.