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Hot Orange Wickhams Snatcher

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The Hot Orange Wickhams Snatcher


The Hot Orange Wickhams Snatcher Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 1

Step 1

Wind the thread down the hookshank, catching in some No5 Glo Brite Floss as you go. Stop at a position just around the bend.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 2

Step 2

Wind the floss down and back up the bend and secure with thread, then trim the waste floss. Then apply some brush on superglue to the floss and leave to dry for a few minutes.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 3

Step 3

Now catch in a piece of fine oval gold tinsel and some flat gold holographic tinsel.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 4

Step 4

Wind the gold holographic tinsel up the hookshank towards the eye. (Doesn't need to be perfectly level, just make sure no thread colour appears between the tinsel wraps). Tie off with thread and trim waste.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 5

Step 5

Now catch in a Red Game or Ginger cock hackle and palmer the hackle down to the start of the fluo orange butt. (Traditional Snatchers have a sparse hackle but for this pattern I prefer it condensed)

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 6

Step 6

Keeping the hackle taught in your left hand, start to wind the oval gold tinsel up the hookshank, its best to move the tinsel from side to side (left to right) as you wind, this stops quite a few of the palmered hackle fibres from becoming trapped under the tinsel. Once 1/3 way up the hookshank you can let go of the hackle.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 7

Step 7

Tie the oval tinsel in and trim the waste.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 8

Step 8

Now catch in a hot orange cock hackle.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 9

Step 9

Wind the hot orange hackle to create a nice head hackle, 2-3 turns is more than enough. Secure with thread and trim waste.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Step 10

Step 9

This part is optional, but I like to tie in a pair of fluo Yellow Goose biots, one at either side of the head. Traditional patterns use Jungle cock but are expensive and I find Goose Biots make a nice substitute.

To tie in, just cut a goose biot to length, tie in with 2 or 3 wraps of thread at the back of the head and pull the waste biot towards the rear of the hookshank, this will put a kink in the biot. Now cut the waste biot on the kink, this should leave you wil a few mm's of waste and will keep the head neat and uniform. Repeat for the other side.

Tying the Hot Orange Wickham's Snatcher Completed Fly

Step 11

Another alternative is to use a fluo orange head, rather than black thread, your choice.

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