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Old 05-10-2005, 07:15 AM
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Snail pattern

Does anyone have any good snail patterns? I'm looking for a black snail imitation.

Any ideas guys?

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Old 05-10-2005, 07:52 AM
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I've never even seen or heard of a snail pattern!
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:21 AM
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I have seen them in some catalogs - mostly tiny sinking models although I think there is a floating version too. There was an article about snails in American Angler 2 years ago...maybe dig it up?
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:54 AM
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Isn't the renegade a snail pattern?
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I seem to remember the same article. Trout feed on the snails, and their bellies become distented from the shells. I'm certain that a catalog search of certain suppliers would yield some results for you.
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:48 AM
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Gary Borger wrote a chapter in one of his early books on snails and flys used in lake fishing for trout.

I cannot remember the title or time frame however, I believe it was a deer hair type construction trimmed to (duh) "snail" shape !!!!!

I also heard a rumor that most fish prefer the snails with garlic and butter flavor.

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Old 05-21-2005, 08:14 AM
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A black and peacock spider is a good general pattern for snails.
Hook:size 10 down eye,light in the wire.
body: 4 or 5 strands of peacock herl aound into a ball shaped body
hackle: black hen lightly wound
The pattern can be treated with floatant and left to free drift in the surface skin
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Thank you all for your replies, I have tried the black and peacock spider and I have had some great fish to it too. I might try tying a black dear hair one and trimming it appropriately. Thanks again and I will post a pic of the fly when it's done.

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Here's the first one done, it doesn't look like much but it has already worked. You can't really see the shape too well but it loosely represents what I have found in the stomach of some of the trout I have caught. I was tempted to put a hackle on at the head but I left it off, might try one though!

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Old 06-22-2005, 11:17 AM
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Here's the first one done, it doesn't look like much but it has already worked. You can't really see the shape too well but it loosely represents what I have found in the stomach of some of the trout I have caught. I was tempted to put a hackle on at the head but I left it off, might try one though!

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No wonder you are having so much luck with that fly, that is the most popular fly ever, THE GLO BUG! Just kidding, you are right, it is hard to see the shape with the picture.
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here's a page with three snail patterns
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