Freshwater Shrimp with the new Gammarus Foil by Pro Sportfisher – Step By Step

This is a really natural looking freshwater shrimp. Easy to tie and very durable. It’s tied with the new multi colored Gammarus Shrimp Back from Pro Sportfisher and Bug Bond.

You can get the Gammarus Shrimp Backs in different colors and sizes. Here, I used the brown color in small.

It was never easier to tie a super realistic pattern in such a short time. I believe, that it’ll catch fish from Finnland to Italy!

 

 

Materials:

  • Hook: Tiemco 2487 # 12
  • Weight: Lead Foil
  • Ribbing: Mono 0,14
  • Back: Pro Sportfisher Gammarus brown # small and Bug Bond UV Resin
  • Dubbing: SLF Squirrel Spikey Dubbing mixed with Hends Spectra Dubbing
  • Tail: CDC Feather
  • Thread: Dyneema

 

Take the hook, push down the barb and put it in your vise. Cut a stripe of lead out of the lead foil and create a nice lead body.

 

Take a CDC feather and cut off a “V” from the tip. Tie the feather in as shown.

 

Take a shrimp back from the sheet and tie it in at the end. Tie also in the mono for the ribbing.

 

I used for this Gammarus a mix made out of Squirrel Dubbing and Spectra Dubbing. A natural color with a little bit of flash. Dub a not to slim body.

 

Fold the Gammarus foil to the front and catch it with you tying thread. Then, rib the body with the mono. Catch the mono, cut it off and finish the tying with a whip finish.

 

Now, take your Bug Bond and coat the back of the shrimp and cure it with the Bug Bond torch.

 

Pick out some beards and fibres with your dubbing needle to imitate the legs.

 

The finished shrimp, ready to fish.

 

The shrimp when wet. I don’t think, that a fish can resist.

Tight lines

Holger

6 thoughts on “Freshwater Shrimp with the new Gammarus Foil by Pro Sportfisher – Step By Step

  1. A really good looking fly. I’ll give you a tip. Use your dubbing brush to brush all the dubbing fibers down (toward the floor) before pulling the back over. That way you won’t have to pick the fibers out later. You only have to trim them. It also gives the back a more even surface to when you pull the back over there are no lumpy sections. I do this when I tie up every Scud and it works great.

    • Hi Mark! Thank you very much for your kind words. I don’t like to use a dubbing brush for Scuds, because I just want a few strands and fibres hanging out. It looks more natural to me. With a dubbing brush it often gets too bushy for my liking ;-)

  2. Where can I purchase pro gammarus nymph shrimp back material, pro two toned ribbing, pro stonefly nymph kit, & pro caddis wing material. Please tell me where this material can be purchased.

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