Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection
Bosnian Shrimp Selection

Bosnian Shrimp Selection

Regular price £30.00


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The Bosnian Shrimp Selection. 

Shrimps (or Gammarus, or Scuds) are tried and tested all over Eastern Europe and also work well in UK rivers - especially in the early part of the season (i.e. March & April).

Gammarus shrimps are found in virtually every river in the UK (and Europe) and are present all year round - just turn over the nearest rock when you are next on the water and take a look. They make up about 90% of the trouts annual diet. Our Bosnian Shrimps are all tied on chemically sharpened Japanese Gamakatsu C12 barbless hooks in size 14.

Our selection of Bosnian Shrimps contains four different Shrimp/Gammarus/Scud patterns and includes:
  • 4 x Olive Hot-Spot Shrimp (Size 14)
  • 4 x Infected Bosnian Shrimp (Size 14)
  • 4 x Pink Shrimp (Size 14)
  • 4 x Lime Hot-Spot Shrimp (Size 14)

We are supplying 4 each of the above shrimps (16 in total) for only £30 - these shrimps are usually £2.50 each, so our selection is a massive saving and all of the shrimps are very effective in UK rivers (and stillwaters).

A few more detail on each of the shrimps:

Olive Hot-Spot Shrimp - These Scuds are tied on Size 14 scud/shrimp hook Gamakatsu C12-B and are weighted with Lead-free wire, the body is shaped with Silicon and it has a red infection on the scuds back. Its legs are made with olive ostrich herl. The shellbacks are created with Raidzap Flex. This selection includes 4 x size 14's.

Infected Bosnian Shrimp - The body is made from lead-free wire. This is a real natural imitation with a body weighted to get to those deepest part of the river. CdC antennas and legs imitate the real natural insect and with a Raidzap fluorescent orange hot-spot infection, it will provoke even the pickiest of fish. The body and CdC are secured with tungsten wire. This selection includes 4 x size 14's.

Pink Shrimp - These pink scuds are tied on Gamakatsu hooks c12-b curved and shaped especially for scud and shrimps. The body is weighted with lead-free wire 0.20 mm. We all know that shrimps have a bump on their back so we included an infection/egg inside, just like the natural. For the body, we used silicon line and fluorescent pink Ostrich herl. Once covered in Raidzap Flex UV resin it makes a perfect imitation of the natural shrimp in nature. This selection includes 4 x size 14's.

Lime Hot-Spot Shrimp - As we made some scuds with ostrich and CdC legs we had to also tie some scuds with dubbing, We used a mixture of some of our favourite dubbing (Hares Ear, Pine Squirrel, Ice UV and Angel's hair). All tied on a size 14 hook Gamakatsu c12-b weighted with lead-free wire. As with the rest of our scuds, we added a  lime green stomach infection on this scud too. This selection includes 4 x size 14's.

How to fish Gammarus Shrimps:

  • Gammarus shrimps need to be fished as close to the river bed as possible - in deeper rivers try a sinking line with a short (4ft) leader. On shallower rivers use a floating line and longer leader.
  • Try casting around gaps in weed beds and to the heads of pools which are just below the weed
  • Gammarus shrimp love weed, rocks and silt
  • Try using 2 x Gammarus shrimps of different colours (one bright & one dark) on droppers spaced 2ft apart
  • Cast these above the target area, let them sink and then track them back downstream
  • Keep in touch with the shrimp at all times by raising your rod tip as the fly comes back towards you
I fish these using an indicator (as my long-range nymphing skills still need a little bit of work!).

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