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Snail Fly

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About the Snail Trout Fly

Due to high demand, we sold out after just 2 hours of being on sale! If you have been unfortunate enough not to have obtained any of these snails, please let us know if you would like to reserve some snails on our next tying schedule.

Snails can make a great mid to late summer pattern and can be fished either as a floating snail, or vary your line to let them sink when conditions cause fish to sit at the bottom.

On the other hand, use a Floating Line and a long leader if you notice snails floating on the surface. With a little patients, watch the line for the take, usually a gentle draw.

Snails can varying from lentil up to large pea in size.

Expert Tip:

If you notice snails within your catches, it's a no brainer to fish with a snail, after all Fly Fishing is about imitating the fish's food source.

It can be a rare occurrence when the snails float to the surface, but truly superb but when it does happen. Times like this Trout are usually oblivious to all other food but snails.

Creator of this trout fly: Cliff Henry

Tier of this trout fly: Mandy Shelvey

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water fish


  • Hook : 10 - 14
  • Under Body : Cork, flat top , creating the pad, and then shape to suit
  • Body covering : Bronze peacock herl stripped
  • Pad : Two too three turn of peacock herl
  • Finish : Varnish all over

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