9 | Bright Eyes Snail

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Fly-Tying - JOHN TYDEMAN

HOOK: Size 12 wet fly THREAD: Yel­low BODY AND SHELL: Yel­low foam coloured with brown, black and green marker pens HORNS: 35lb break­ing strain ny­lon painted black and tipped with lu­mi­nous paint. PETER SAYS: Therew­ere­anum­bero­fen­tri­estha­tuseda­coiled­foam­strip to­formthes­nail’sshel­landtheBrightEyesS­nail­wasthebestofthe­bunch. Asat­e­ch­niqueitcer­tain­ly­look­sim­pres­sive­and­take­sa­good­dealof­skillto get­the­ef­fec­tright.So­top­marks­forin­no­va­tion.Ijust­think­thattheshell would­have­been­moreprac­ti­cal­i­fithad­been­tied­sidein­tothe­shankrather thandi­rect­ly­on­topofit.Oth­er­wise,it’sagreatim­i­ta­tiono­faramshorn­snail.

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