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Old 06-17-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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Jurasic Park?

while meeting up with serotonin last night, saw a very pretty hellgrammite.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:42 PM   #2
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The mayflies were a little prettier...
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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maybe a little, the helga's covered in sand. should've washed her off for a better pick.

BTW, how about those pics from the pubmeister?

i'm still anxious to see that non-14incher
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by sacco

BTW, how about those pics from the pubmeister?

i'm still anxious to see that non-14incher
The film is in California right now. Should be back in NY on Tuesday.
BTW, next time you run into one of those monster helgas, maybe try putting a penny or a dime next to it. ...I don't know if that photo does justice to the scary size of that thing.
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:15 PM   #5
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At first it looks huge. My immediate thought was the stripes were those of hardwood flooring boards. Then I noticed the screws...
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:26 PM   #6
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not as nice of a pic, but shows the size better:
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Old 06-17-2005, 02:50 PM   #7
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Beer Bug!

Looks like Helga has good taste in beers!
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #8
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That pic brings back some memories! When I was a kid, 6 or 7, probablly, we visited friends on the Delaware River. They always had these things for fishing, I was scared to death of them! Where can they be found, and what type of habitat do they live in?
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:03 PM   #9
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don't know a lot about them, other than they are the immature form of dobson flies.

this one was under a rock, streamside in a cobblestrewn section of a large freestone stream.
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:14 PM   #10
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When they mature do they look pretty much the same only with long wings? I had something that looked similar to that only with wings land on me once and proceeded to bite the hell out of my arm when I try brushing it off.
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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ya, pretty similar.

i may be wrong, but i don't think the dobson fly version can use it's pinchers too well, if at all- though they still look really scary.
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:24 PM   #12
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Hellgramites can be found in almost all streams, I believe, at least that is what they said at a trout unlimited meeting years ago. Probably why a black woolly bugger works so well, amongst other reasons...Nice photo Sacco...I remember that can Sero...Don't remember any hellgramites on our sunny outing though, but they were there, weren't they??
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:27 PM   #13
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BTW, how about those pics from the pubmeister?

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I'd like to see that awesome fish too!
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Old 06-17-2005, 04:40 PM   #14
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thanks marz - ya, they were there where you and sero went.

really shouldv'e washed the sand off helga.

lesson learned.
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:16 PM   #15
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Great Shot of one of the Best Bass Baits (Smallies) ya can get except for "caddies" or "tomcats" or "stonies" as some people call em...Sacco is right about em being in most streams... under small rocks in the shallows with current is the best place to find them. If ya think they are are ugly anybody ever catch a "hellbender" uglllly!!! and slimmmmmmy.

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Old 06-17-2005, 05:17 PM   #16
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Don't worry about it, photo is nice, besides you might have gotte pinched and maybe he didn't want to be washed off, and you actually caught him in his natural state.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:08 PM   #17
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oh, just for the record, serotonin already found him before i got there. i just took the pic.

just want to give credit where it's due.
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Old 06-17-2005, 06:30 PM   #18
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Thanks Scott-
...one can never have enough 'Bug Credit'.
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