Snail Fly?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Go Fish, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Kevin, glad to hear at least one person uses
    snai flies... Not wanting any locations however,
    how do you know when to try these? Is there
    a time of year that these come into play or is
    a year round thing. I'm going to make a serious
    effort to use them on a westside C & R lake. I've
    released fish that were stuffed with snails....
    thanks David
     
  2. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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  3. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    I'll try again, here:

    Got it! My first photo upload!!!ptyd:D Stomach contents from southern O.P. trout. that's a "crawdad claw" on the left. Further North, it would be a "crayfish claw." (This is the "deep south" of the O.P.) Two good sized dragon nymphs. Largest snail was almost 1" (maybe a little more, thats a piece of cedar lattice the stuff is on)) and the trout was a 16"+ holdover 'bow.

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  4. gbeeman

    gbeeman Active Member

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    Gary Borger has a pretty good snail pattern that is easy to tie.

    GBeeman
     
  5. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    That trout had a pucked butthole for sure. Years ago when we would keep a couple of pass lake fish for the table, they would be chucker block full of craws of the big fellows there. And the snails are very viable. Great photo

    Daryle
     
  6. CovingtonFly

    CovingtonFly B.O.H.I.C.A. bend over here it comes again

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    I opened up the stomach of a fish from lake 12 out in Black Diamond and there were 4 snails in there. That lake is full of aquatic plants. Fish are stockers, lake is fairly small, and there is a good chance your car will get broken into but damnit there are snails!
     
  7. Kevin J. Burnham

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    I got into them 25 years ago while fishing Hampton. Caught a fish that crackled when I picked it up and spewed shells all over. Lots of times if you watch fish you think it's eating scuds which they do alot too but. If you really watch close it's snails. One of the best lakes is DF and some of the seeps and the Ford. Just listen for that crackle !!!!