Another great team player for the month of July is the Bibio Snatcher. This is a pattern like so many others; although it has no direct link to any of the underwater insect world it bears a familiarity with much of the tasty morsels high on the Trout’s diet.
With it’s dark, proud, wet hackle it really gives this fly a bulk or underwater profile that Trout cannot ignore. I have had success with this fly just below the surface and in very deep water so it is a great all-rounder indeed.
Best fished: As a dropper fly above a weighted nymph or lure. This fly responds well to a multitude of retrieves, as it mimics so much. A strip pull retrieve will result in it being mistaken for small fry, whilst an almost static, slow retrieve could make it a mouthful for any fish feeding on snails or Corixa.