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    Default Guess This bug!

    I want to see if I got the pattern right... just looked at a picture of the bug and made the fly post what you think the fly is representing.
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    Default Re: Guess This bug!

    That profile has stone written all over it. Nice looking tie.
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    wrongggggg I knew someone would say that... starts with an H

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    Helgie!
    Less likey, more green dots
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    Default Re: Guess This bug!

    If by that you mean Hellgramite... YES! The abdomen to thorax ratio is off for a stonefly which about 50/50

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    Default Re: Guess This bug!

    Actually it's kinda short for a hellgrammite ! It's sort of in between a hellgrammite and a stonefly. The legs say stone . Helgies have a bunch of short ones. Just sayin ....
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    Im with theboz on this one, seems alittle short for a hellgrammite. The ones I have found have been BIG and black. Plus those pinchers off the face are so noteable i'd try to wwork some goose biots in there just for affect.
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    My "home" river is loaded with hellgrammites and while I know that they have to grow to get that way, the ones I see are 3 and even 4 inches long.
    In fact the woolybugger was originally designed to intimate them

    The adult hellgrammite is known as the Dobsonfly and they're the stuff of nightmares.
    I had one about this size land on my face one night. It scared the **** out of me.

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    Yeah my buddy's dad bare hand grabbed a male dobbsenfly when we were camping, it was flying around in his tent, he thought it was a bird. Then we shined the flashlight on and it he about pooped his pants. It was pretty funny. The pinchers are mainly for show from what I understand when they are adults, but the larve ones are for business.
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    Yeah they mean business alright! Makes a sandworm bite feel like a skeeter!
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