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Fly Patterns

Floating Snail

 

HOOK: 9300
THREAD: Black
BODY: Brown Crystal chenille
COLLAR: Dun saddle hackle.

This embarrassingly simple fly has caught embarrassing numbers of trout. Snails are abundant in alkaline lakes and while insect hatches come and go, snails provide steady trout fare throughout the season. Snails become deadly when windrows of them collect in foam lines and against windward shorelines. Grease the hackle and let the body ride just under the film. To learn more about successfully fishing snails read the artcile called "Snails".

To learn about the insidious, invasive, and nearly inedible New Zealand Mud Snail click here.