Published Apr 15. 2017 - 7 months ago
Updated or edited Apr 16. 2017

Foam Snail

Articles w/pattern

A simple, floating and very lifelike snail imitation

Originator: 
Dmitri Tseliaritski
Pattern type: 
Terrestrial
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. The house is made from a spiraled foam strip.
  2. Mount a needle in your vise.
  3. Cut a narrow strip of foam to a long taper.
  4. Tie in the thick end on the needle.
  5. Add superglue and wrap a spiral.
  6. Trim off the tag.
  7. Slip the house off the needle.
  8. Take another foam strip.
  9. Trim it to a triangular shape in one end.
  10. Mount the hook in the vise.
  11. Tie the blunt end of strip onto the hook.
  12. Take two pieces of thin mono and tie in as antennae, forming a small head in the process.
  13. Glue the house onto the body foam, flat side down (see article for notes).
  14. Use markers to add colored accents to the body and house.
  15. Finally use varnish and LCR to reinforce the foam and give the snail a shiny surface.
  16. Trim the antennae and add blobs of LCR or varnish as "eyes".
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Kamasan B100 #10-12
House and body
Thin closed cell foam, tan. Soft craft foam will work.
Thread
Tan, 8/0
Antennae
Thin monofilament
Markers
Blac, brown and tan to suit the foam color
Finish
Clear varnish and LCR
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