About the Green Snail Trout Fly
Snails can make a great fly fishing pattern, either in the mid-summer heat or at the heart of winter, as they are a staple food source for fish; ever noticed any snails in the stomach of a fish that you have caught? Why only fish flies and ignore a fish's staple diet?
In the summer months, if you notice snails floating on the surface use a floating line and a long leader and watch the line for the take, usually a gentle draw.
During the colder months when fish are retreating in the depths of the water, snails are also clinging onto the water's bed. If nothing is working, try attaching a snail to a weighted sinking line to force the foam snail to sink down to the depths where the fish are also sitting.
Snails can varying from lentil up to large pea in size.
The art of fishing flies is all about imitating the food source of the fish, so if you notice your catches have been eating snails, try casting snails as bait instead of fishing flies!
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
- Hook : 10-14.
- Under Body : Cork, flat top, creating the pad and then shape to suit.
- Body covering : Bronze peacock herl stripped.
- Pad : Two to three turns of peacock herl.
- Finish : Varnish all over.
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