Olive Gammarus

I created this shrimp fly for sightfishing rivers but it’s also very effective on lakes.

It is not so hard to tie and I am sure that you will catch fish with this fly !

Materials

Hook caddis type hook size 16 -18
Thread unithread 8/0 olive
Weight lead wire 0,30 mm
Ribbing unithread 8/0 black
Underbody unithread 8/0 olive
Body brown hen
Back cover body stretch olive yellow, coverd by UV epoxy

Step by step

1. Cover the shank with 10 turns of 0,30 mm lead wire

1. Cover the shank with 10 turns of 0,30 mm lead wire

2. Secure the lead wire with the olive thread to form the underbody

2. Secure the lead wire with the olive thread to form the underbody

3. Secure a loop with the black thread

3. Secure a loop with the black thread

4. Secure the body stretch

4. Secure the body stretch

5. Secure the brown hen feather

5. Secure the brown hen feather

6. Palmer the feather

6. Palmer the feather

7. Secure the palmer with the thread

7. Secure the palmer with the thread

8. Nip off the fibres of the feather on the back of the fly

8. Nip off the fibres of the feather on the back of the fly

9. Cover the back with the body stretch

9. Cover the back with the body stretch

10. Fix the unistretch with the olive thread

10. Fix the unistretch with the olive thread

11. Rib the body wih the black thread

11. Rib the body wih the black thread

12. Whip finish to form the head

12. Whip finish to form the head

13. Cover the back with the UV epoxy

13. Cover the back with the UV epoxy

14. Cure the epoxy with the UV torch

14. Cure the epoxy with the UV torch

15. The fly is finished

15. The fly is finished

The original fly nicely presented

The original fly nicely presented

Other version inspired by Nicolas Germain

Other version inspired by Nicolas Germain


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