The Peacock Snail has everything it needs on it to catch fish in stillwaters. Peacock herl and partridge are the two of the most enticing stillwater fly tying materials on the planet.
Imitates: Snails, aquatic beetles and large nymphs.
Useful for: Retrieving behind a floating or sinking line as well as under an indicator. This is a great fly to put behind a leech pattern on a sinking line. Great paired with a midge or other smaller nymph under an indicator.
Tricks/Techniques: Under an indicator or retrieved its one of the West’s best stillwater nymphs. The peacock herl body makes this fly the most productive of all snail style patterns. It imitates many of the larger insects in lakes and reservoirs well. If imitating a snail remember how slow they move if your retrieving. Those fisherman catching 90% of the fish are often pulling this behind a clear camo intermediate sinking line. This traditional/older pattern delivers big fish year after year.
This fly is hand tied at my own bench in the United States of America under the highest of scrutiny. A tested and proven pattern.