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    Default Snatcher ~ Wickhams

    Here's some photographic step by step instructions for tying the Wickham's Snatcher. A great stillwater fly here up North.



    Hook - B110 size 10 or 12
    Thread - Black
    Body - Gold Holo graphic Tinsel
    Rib - Fine Oval Gold Tinsel
    Palmered Hackle - Red Game or Ginger Cock Hackle
    Head Hackle - Hot Orange Cock or Hen Hackle
    Butt - Glo Brite No 5 Floss
    Wing Buds - Fluo Yellow Goose Biots or Jungle Cock


    Snatcher ~ Wickhams

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    Very nice Pint!!

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    I've often seen this pattern and some other variants but have shied away from it because I don't really understand how to fish it. Anyone out there got any info they can share please?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obadiah69
    I've often seen this pattern and some other variants but have shied away from it because I don't really understand how to fish it. Anyone out there got any info they can share please?

    Steve
    They are meant to be fished slowly like buzzers (note the curved hook they are tied on). I put mine under a Sedgehog and either drift them or just twitch them back. They are very versatile though; you can pull them like the traditional wets they are based on.

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    Pint,
    I usually clip my biot cheeks. Have you found leaving them long makes any difference?

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    I've tried the biots both clipped and unclipped , never found any real difference in takes. Its just personal preference that I prefer them unclipped.

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    For Uncle Tomoso

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