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fly tying GAMMARUS NYMPH by Jorge Garcia

Gammarus are very abundant invertebrates in many of our rivers, which is why they are a rich source of protein for our trout and barbels. This imitation has realism thanks to the pro sportfisher shells and high mobility due to the mixing of dubbing. At the time of fishing, it can be used both in tandem as a second nymph or fishing cyprinids to fish seen. I hope as always that you like it and enjoy the video.

– anzuelo curvo #14
– pro sportfisher gammarus shells xxs
– dubbing de liebre con brillos y CDC
– pluma de perdiz
– hilo de cobre fino o monofilamento
– resina UV

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Tying a Flashback Seal Scud

The Flashback Seal scud has gone through a lot of changes in my flybox over the years. I’ve added the UV coating over the back flash as well as using a multicolored dubbing blend rather than a monotone one. It is in spring and fall when the scuds are at their peak populations in ponds and lakes. There are 2 main families of scuds fly tyers and anglers need to be aware of, the larger gammerus and the smaller hylella. Gammerus scuds can be in the size 8-12 range while the hylella scuds tend to grow into sizes 14-18.

I hand blend the dubbing for this fly using olives, brown, and a touch of claret. I like the mix of color better than a straight monotone budding. You can blend up larger quantities to use later if you wish. For larger batches, I recommend using a couple of pet grooming tools to mix up larger batches and store them in a small sealable bag marked with the ratios you used. If you do not have legal access to seal dubbing, you can try a coarse dubbing like Simi seal, Antron or trilobal synthetics. If you want to, you can add the orange spot to the midsection of the scud. this orange spot represents either an Acanthocephalan parasite or a pregnant scud. These orange spots may be a trigger for trout to pick a scud out of the pack.

Flashback Seal Scud Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Scud hook like Firehole 315 #10-16
Weight: 0.025 lead or no-lead wire
Thread: Olive 8/0 (70 denier)
Tail: 8 strands crystal flash
Shellback: Pearl Flashabou (10) and UV Flex
Ribbing: Gold wire
Body: Seal dubbing Olive, brown, claret blend or Antron or Simi seal

Flashback Seal Scud
Flashback Seal Scud


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HMG Scud by HMGFlySystems

The HMG Scud is one of the best scud patterns I’ve seen in a while. I love fishing still waters with scud patterns, especially in the early spring and fall. I’ve collected plenty of scuds from lakes to study, and the look of this scud looks quite realistic without too much fuss. The HMG Scud uses white and clear materials with the marker giving the fly color. The glue is applied with what looks like a wood burning tip dipped in a hot glue stick. You’ll need a steady hand in order to apply the glue, and I’m sure that you might need a few flies to practice with before you get one that doesn’t get singed. Segmentation for the scud is achieved by simply pressing mono line into the back, but not so hard as it goes through the glue. The eyes look great on the fly and really tie the pattern together.

HMG Scud Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Scud #12-18 Tiemco 2457
Thread: 6/0 White
Antennae: Pearl crystal flash
Legs: Long white synthetic dubbing colored with copic pen
Shellback: Hot melt glue hi-temp
Eyes: Black fabric paint

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