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Black & Grizzly Snatcher Fly by Krystian Niemy

Black & Grizzly Snatcher Fly by Krystian Niemy
Black & Grizzly Snatcher Fly by Krystian Niemy

The Black & Grizzly Snatcher is a proven lake pattern which has been a consistent producing fly when trout are feeding near the surface of the water. Kristen ties this pattern on a curved shank barbless hook, but any curved shank hook, like the Mustad Signature C49S or TMC 2457, should work well. The pattern was designed to mite large emerging chironomids from the Scottish lochs, but the pattern will work great in North American slitters just as effectively. Cast the fly using a dry line and use a slow retrieve as you would with any chironomid. You can visit flies-stepbystep.com to see the complete sequence of tying steps.

Black & Grizzly Snatcher Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Dohiku 644 no. 12 (barbless) or similar scud hook
Thread: Black UNI 8/0
Tag: UTC 140 fl. pink
Body: Black UNI Stretch
Hackle: Grizzly
Rib: UNI Soft Wire
Collar: Black hackle feather

Visit flies-stepbystep.com to see the complete sequence of tying steps and make sure to check out Krystian’s other patterns.

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Connemara Black Variant – Hans Weilenmann

A nice variant of the Connemara tied by Hans Weilenmann. I’ve been enjoying his videos over the past couple months and appreciate the frequency of the uploads. While I personally don’t add many of the patterns he demo’s, I do enjoy the detail in the videos and his precise tying nature. Many of his tips easily translate to other paterns I do stock in my box, and I’m a better fly tyer for it.

Connemara Black Variant
Hook: Kamasan B175 #12
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Butt: Danville Flymaster 6/0, scarlet
Rib: Wire, silver
Body: Seal’s fur, dyed black
Hackle: Hen, natural black
Throat: Partridge, dyed blue
Wing: Bronze mallard

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