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Green Snail Fly

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When should I fish with the Green Snail?

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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 vegetation is scarce and trout are foraging for any available food source, the Green Snail becomes particularly effective.

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.

Expert Tip:

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!

Snails are best fished in a dead drift manner, allowing it to sink slowly and present naturally to the fish. It can be particularly effective in lakes and ponds where snails are a prevalent part of the trout's diet.

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

Pattern Dressings

  • 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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