As a fly tier and fisherman you should know who Pat Cohen is - if you don't...you really need to. The man is widely known as a true artist with deer hair. His deer hair bugs are absolutely stunning. His talents are not limited to hair bugs though. Check him out on YouTube and you will see his work outside of deer hair firsthand. He also has a website that sells all sorts super high quality materials, finished flies, tools, DVD's etc.
Last week I placed an order on Pat Cohen's website Super Fly. I decided to try my hand at one of Pat's "Cohen Creatures - 3" Hellgrammite." After watching Super Fly's video on YouTube I was sold. Pat shipped the order right away and I received the shipment in a few days. The end result is pretty dang nice <see above>.
The hellgrammites are cut from Ultra Suede and come to you white in color. You need to color them with permanent markers....not a big deal. I used a Sharpie...took a few minutes to get a jet black body. You could certainly make the bugs in olive.
I will say that Pat's Carp Dub is really great stuff. He is right when he says it doesn't get any buggier that that! Has some sparkle, rubber legs....super buggy stuff.
Here is Pat's YouTube video on the Devil Drifter:
I'll be placing additional orders from Pat very soon. Great purchase experience and even better end product!
Last thing....I put one on the floor to see if the dogs would be fooled and my German Shepherds backed away. They wanted no part in that ugly bug. The smallies will be lined up this summer to sample away.