Nice! The Nikko Hellgrammite seems like a cool bait. I've read a lot and seen several videos about it.
I've never tried it though. In clear water, I could definitely see using it. But I have zero confidence with it in the stained water and strongish current of the Fox, where I mainly fish. It has no flash, no scent, no vibration, not a lot of movement. I can't convince myself that smallies could find it.
I like the red ned head idea though. That may help in the Fox. I may give it a try this year.