Andy Taylor takes a look at Gourmet Flies Crystal Scuds
Gourmet Flies are translucent imitations made in France designed to fish for educated trout. Some of the rivers in France get a lot of angling pressure and these patterns have been created to target the educated fish, which live in them
The Crystal Scuds were designed to deceive the most educated of French trout and grayling in the clear chalk rivers. The realistic and translucent effect on the body of these shrimps will certainly fool those tricky trout. Crystal Scuds are tied on size 14 barbless hooks and are made of glass beads mixed with very mobile hare dubbing to give a nice realistic looking pattern. The Crystal Scuds are available in three colours; grey, cinnamon and olive. The flies are made in France and come in a box selection containing 45 flies- 15 grey, 15 olive and 15 cinnamon. These are beautifully tied patterns which will certainly work on the clear English chalk and limestone rivers.
Andy is the Features Editor of Today’s FlyFisher.com following three years as Editor of Total FlyFisher. Andy is a multi-capped England International in both loch-style and bank disciplines. A qualified instructor and lecturer, Andy has a wealth of fishery management experience.