Published Apr 15. 2017 - 3 years ago
Updated or edited Apr 16. 2017

Foam Snail

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A simple, floating and very lifelike snail imitation

Dmitri Tseliaritski
Pattern type: 
  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".
Kamasan B100 #10-12
House and body
Thin closed cell foam, tan. Soft craft foam will work.
Tan, 8/0
Thin monofilament
Blac, brown and tan to suit the foam color
Clear varnish and LCR
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