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    Default Epoxy gammarus

    Hi all,

    can anyone describe a step by step building of epoxy gammarus (photos vould be fine).

    Last edited by fishman; 11-10-2007 at 06:09 AM.
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    Default Thorntons Shrimp

    Not really doing the pattern much justice here but you can see the basic tying method.....

    Hook - Shrimp hook to suit. This is a Jardine Gold #10
    Thread - Dyneema/GSP
    Legs - Should be a covert feather but i've used a light brown grizzle. The one in your pic looks like partridge.
    Body - VN Nymphskin

    Tying process....

    Wind on your dyneema to a point opposite the barb. Strip one half of the feather fibers away and catch in 3mm of bare feather stalk winding round the shank. Wind the thread back up to the point opposite the barb.


    Take a few inches of the nymphskin and cut the end square. Catch this in by the corner and wind the thread down over the skin to where the feathers are protruding. Half hitch the thread and leave to the side.


    Catch in another bobbin with dyneema at the eye. Cut a piece of self-adhesive foil the same width as the hook shank. Catch this in working down towards the bend stopping opposite the barb again. Tight wraps of the thread will cut through the lead. Add further layers on top of the previous to build up a hump shape. Try to end up with the bump opposite the barb (mine is a little too far forwards). Give the whole thing a coat of superglue.


    Paint the body white - this will help with the transleuscency. Coat this with a liberal amount of Sally Hansen Mega Shine to build up that shrimpy shape.


    Wind the nymphskin up towards the eye creating the segmented effect. Catch in the nymphskin and whip finish. Trim the thread. (unlike me, you should let the white paint dry first! )


    Remember the other bobbin from earlier on?? Colour 4 or 5" with a Pantone marker. Begin to wind the thread back up the body following the segments. On the second turn, bring the feather forward under the fly catching in with each turn towards the eye - be care ful not to trap too many fibres. Trim the feather and give your shrimp a nice paint-job.


    To finish, give the body several coats of Mega Shine. Done.



    Dougie

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    Dougie, very nice tie.

    What might be an option if you are in a hurry is to use white plumber tape instead of painting it white, I use this quite frequently when tying Czech nymphs and I donít want the lead to darken light coloured dubbing.
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    nice one Dougie you caught anything on it yet?
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    Nice fly, shame about the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz
    Nice fly, shame about the head
    i don't suppose the fish will notice.

    jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweed
    nice one Dougie you caught anything on it yet?
    I've only just tied it mate!


    Aye.....but not on the rivers! Speaking of Rivers, I hear Grayling are rather sporting this time of year?



    Dougie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz
    Nice fly, shame about the head
    Behave yourself

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    Yeah Grayling are sporting m8, but hooking leaves every cast is not.
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    Default for Buzz......

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz
    Nice fly, shame about the head

    This one meet your approval Buzz?





    Dougie

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