Sprite Deep Wide Wet

Red n Black Soft Snatcher

Allan Liddle

Allan Liddle

Sprite Pro Team

Snatchers come in many dressings and are without doubt one of the best trout flies out there and something I’ve written about many times before.

Overdressing them, I feel, spoils the effect so sometimes I tie up a few without hackles using a scruffy, well picket out dubbing instead to give that ‘hatching buzzer’ / ‘general bug’ effect.

Normally tied on a curved hook, this time I’m using the exaggerated sweep of the bend on the Sprite S1480 Deep Wide Wet hook as this gives a very similar effect on a very nice and strong hook.

I also tie these on the Sprite S2480 which is the barbless version of the same hook for times when a barb isn’t required.

Great early, or even general season pattern that you can fish with confidence.

Sprite Deep Wide Wet

Sprite Deep Wide Wet Red n Black Soft Snatcher

Hook; Sprite S1480 Barbed, or S2480 Barbless Deep Wide Wet #10 – 16

Thread; Semperfli 8/0 red waxed thread

Tag; Gulff Floro Red UV resin

Body; Semperseal seal fur sub in black

Rib; Semperfli Pearl Microglint

Cheeks; Natural Jungle Coc feather (split)

Emerging Wing / Head; Natural Roe Deer

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