Czech nymph & gammarus fly patterns

Super catchy Czech nymphs and excellent Gammarus imitations

An entire presentation technique in fly fishing was named after a fly pattern: Czech Nymph. In fact, these artificial flies are fished on very short line. This offers superior drift control and an exceedingly hookup ratio. Czech nymphs are classically tied on curved fly hooks, so-called scuds, and primarily imitate free-living caddis fly larvae. These fly patterns are tied weighted so that they sink as quickly as possible and can be fished as long as possible near the bottom of the water. On the one hand, the slim shape facilitates the sinking, on the other hand, the Czech Nymphs perfectly imitate the silhouette of the natural models. In this category you will not only find the extremely catchy Czech Nymphs, but also a range of Gammarus patterns that imitate the natural models very realistically. They are fished in a similar way to Czech Nymphs and are a deadly fly pattern especially in those waters where these crustaceans are a common food source for trout and other fish species.

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"Czech Nymphing" has become quite popular with fly-fishermen for some time now, although it is highly controversial. Originally, the Czech nymphs were imitations of trichoptera (without casing), often of the predatory species Hydropsychidae and Rhyacophilidae.
Most of our Czech nymphs are weighted and tier on curved hooks (Scud). These nymphs are rather thin, to ensure rapid sinking.
In this category of flies you will also find different imitations of amphipods (Gammaridae). These small crustaceans live in freshwater lakes and rivers. Most individuals live on the seabed to a depth of two metres. The purity of the water is not as important for the growth of these animals as the high oxygen content. The Gammarus can play an important role in the food chain of our finned friends.
Our Gammarus nymphs (also known as Scuds or Shrimps) sink more or less quickly, depending on the construction method.