Gammarus With Issues
I wanted to tie a new streamer pattern and it should have a great movement in the water. So I united 3 importend characteristics:
- movement because of the articulation
- movement because of the material
- movement because of the weight
So I tied an articulated fly with ostrich and zonker strips and put on a Fish Skull Baitfish Head. These aluminum heads are weighing about 0,45 g. Enough weight to let the OZO Streamer jig, light enough to cast it easily.
The ostrich and the zonker stripes are moving fantastic. Every little piece of the fly is moving and jigging like it is something real.
There are two Gamakatsu F 314 #6 hooks in this fly. The front hook is normal, the tail hook is pointing upwards. If you don’t like to fish tandem hooks, or it is not allowed in the water you fish…no problem! Just cut off the first hook with a pair of pincers and your are ready to go.
This is a Gammarus pattern, weighted with thin lead foil tied on a shrimp hook # 12. Super simple fly. Lead on the hook, some antennas or legs made from Coq de Lon, mono for ribbing, Pro Sportfisher Gammarus Shell black on clear coated with Bug Bond UV Resin, SLF Saltwater Dub fluo shell pink and tying thread. That’s it! Tasty! ;-)
To be honest, I’m not a fan of czech nymphing. I just love to cast with a flyrod. Czech nymphing is super effectiv, no doubt about that. It’s just too less casting for my liking… ;-)
The Czech Nymphs on the other hand are pretty cool flies. I didn’t fish them much in the past, but I want to try them in the next season, especially the ones with a little hot spot. This is quite hard for me, because I got a lot more faith in natural colors. Maybe I was wrong all the time, we’ll see….
Czech Nymphs should be weighted AND as slim as possible to sink fast. That’s not the easiest task. You have to find the right amount of dubbing. Less is more!
I look forward testing them in a nice stream for trout and grayling. :-)