The first try on this Gammarus inspired by the fantastic Gammarus pattern by Konstantin Karagyozov
The Tangloppen imitates Gammarus and Idotea Baltica. These little crustaceans are a very important source of food for seatrouts, even if they are quite small. There are times, seatrout just feed on these small snacks. Also the very big fish, which normally chasing fish like herring and sandeels. So, you always should have some of these little nibbles in your fly box, when you fish in the Baltic Sea. ;-)
I tied these Tangloppen on a Gamakatsu F 314 hook # 4. This hook got a very big gap and a short shank. The body length is around 2cm.
For the tail and the antennas, I used Spanflex. The body is made out of a dubbing mix. The carapace is made with Pro Sportfisher Gammarus Shell # large, ribbed with mono and coated with Bug Bond uv resin. I didn’t use any weight, so you can fish the Tangloppen very slow, like the natural model.