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Old 01-23-2014, 04:34 PM
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Snails..."it's what the trout want for dinner".

hook #12 ....cream 6/0 thread
rear half body.....Peacock herl ribbed with oval gold tinsel over a built up under body of buttonhole twist
turn or two of pheasant shoulder feather
front body....dirty cream hares fur
antenna....mono eyes

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Oui, oui!
Slow steam them with butter to make them tender and juice. Serve them with some French bread. Oh là là !
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:14 PM
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Oui, oui!
Slow steam them with butter to make them tender and juice. Serve them with some French bread. Oh là là !
Qui....just remember to remove the chemically sharpened barb or it might be too much bite for your palette.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:23 PM
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Awesome looking pattern!

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I always knew the snails were great fish food but recently found out they can motor across the surface of a lake as opposed to dead drifting... thanks to the internet . I'm going to have to add some movement with a hand twist retrieve.

Ripple Effect: Water Snails Offer New Propulsion Possibilities (10/12/2008)
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My kids love escargot, but the wife doesn't and calls it escarslug. Have never thought about them being fish food. That's a great specimen you have tied, thank you for sharing.

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A good looking fly, surely will catch some fish.
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Nice looking fly, be interesting to hear a few performance reviews.

My friend Bubba's experience with French cuisine was not very positive. He said he went to a nice French restaurant, and ordered what he thought sounded interesting, which was escargots and Perrier. He complained that all he got was a few snails and some water. Told me he could have gotten that while cleaning out of his pond and saved forty bucks
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