Add Crunch to the Diet
Since then, I've fished a few snail patterns here and there -- mostly simple peacock herl jobbies that didn't really look like snails too much. It wasn't until this past summer that a friend mentioned he was fishing another lake and happened to find big healthy trout also gorging on small snails. And since I was headed to fish for big snail-eating Rainbows the following week, I set about to find a better imitation.
In my first few fishing tests, it was a great success and I had no problem hooking fish. I think the shiny and hard surface nature of the pattern gives it the advantage over more traditional less imitative patterns. And yes, the trout eat the snail, shell and all. So don't be put off by the hard body. You'll also notice that, once again, two Loon UV Clear Fly Finish products were used together in this pattern. I find myself using more and more of this stuff. It's great!
Material List:Hook: Daiichi X710 #14 -- Buy Here --
Thread: UTC 70 Denier, Black -- Buy Here --
Bead: 2.8mm Tungsten, Black Nickel -- Buy Here --
Body: J:son Realskin Nymph Body Material -- Buy Here --
Thorax: Ice Dub, Black -- Buy Here --