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Afternoon chaps.

Anybody ever used live snails as bait?.

Ive used slugs but wondered if that extra crunch with the shell might be a winner.

Also what do you reckon would be the best way to hook them?.

Cheers.

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2 hours ago, muftyboy said:

used slugs

I tried using them once, (hooked on micro barbed), every time I reeled in they had gone!! 

Did you have any luck with them? If so how did you present them? 

I guess you could drill the shell of a snail, not too sure if a common snail will survive too long under water and would it drag your rig around a bit? 

Interesting bait theory, I hope someone has a bit more knowledge 

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Do you thread that through the bait? 

The slug can change shape quite a bit, so I doubt a lassoo would work. 

I suppose floss would have the same effect! 🤔 

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1 hour ago, commonly said:

I tried using them once, (hooked on micro barbed), every time I reeled in they had gone!! 

Did you have any luck with them? If so how did you present them? 

I guess you could drill the shell of a snail, not too sure if a common snail will survive too long under water and would it drag your rig around a bit? 

Interesting bait theory, I hope someone has a bit more knowledge 

Ive caught carp and perch on slugs before mate.

Just hooked on with a size 4 barbed hook.

Never had a problem with them coming off.

Mainly float fished though.

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35 minutes ago, muftyboy said:

Mainly float fished though.

On or off the bottom mate? 

Quite a strong creature compared to maggots or worms. 

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18 minutes ago, commonly said:

On or off the bottom mate? 

Quite a strong creature compared to maggots or worms. 

I generally fish on the bottom if im float fishing for carp, perch and other species ill change the depth around until i find whats working.

 

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I've caught carp, pike, perch and chub on slugs, in fact I freeline slugs specifically targetting chub on a size 2 or 4 Super Specialist.

 

I have thought about using snails on the hook, but found putting a hook through the shell created a larger than needed hole if it didn't crack, and I never fancied drilling them.

 

The furthest I got was putting live snails in my spod mix as I got to the bank. I do not know if they added extra attraction.

 

 

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3 hours ago, commonly said:

Do you thread that through the bait? 

The slug can change shape quite a bit, so I doubt a lassoo would work. 

I suppose floss would have the same effect! 🤔 

You just bind it on going round and round the bait ,when finished winding it on just pull to snap , it just binds on ,no need for loops or nots , have a look on you tube sea fishing ect , theirs bound to be someone showing how , it is really easy 

Ps , floss will not contract like bait elastic which pulls tight on the bait.

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3 hours ago, crusian said:

Hello Mufty

I know you said live snails , but what about Dynamit Baits Hemp and Snails Specimen ? ; the video on their website shows a snail hair rigged with a plastic corn topper .

😃

Ill have a butchers , cheers mate.

 

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21 hours ago, salokcinnodrog said:

I have thought about using snails on the hook, but found putting a hook through the shell created a larger than needed hole if it didn't crack, and I never fancied drilling them.

 

 

 

 

 

Years ago Saskcarp had a link to a Japanese fishing site that showed a snail drilled through the shell and hair rigged.  

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Would you not consider the enterprise fake ones with a few crush lives in a bit of PVA Mufty 🤔🤔 a lot less hassle and as anyone whose caught on fake corn,still do a job 😉😬😎🎣

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9 hours ago, yonny said:

I've used live ones, dead ones, dried ones....... I've done lots of experimenting with naturals. My advice to you is don't bother, stick to worms/maggots, infinitely more effective mate.

How did you attach the live ones mate.

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On 09/06/2019 at 18:30, snowmanstevo said:

Would you not consider the enterprise fake ones with a few crush lives in a bit of PVA Mufty 🤔🤔 a lot less hassle and as anyone whose caught on fake corn,still do a job 😉😬😎🎣

I would but i want to try the real thing 1st mate.

 

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On 10/06/2019 at 09:28, yonny said:

I've used live ones, dead ones, dried ones....... I've done lots of experimenting with naturals. My advice to you is don't bother, stick to worms/maggots, infinitely more effective mate.

LOL - I used snail meat out the cans, stuffed it into a real shell with a cork ball in.  Took forever, the shells are so fragile, anyway it looked banging, I had found the holy grail

 

No bites not a sniff - useless!!!  As Yonny says maggots and worms lol

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8 minutes ago, kevtaylor said:

stuffed it into a real shell with a cork ball in.  Took forever, the shells are so fragile, anyway it looked banging

I can imagine that looked good lol.

My mate invented what he called the 'toxic maggot rig'. It was an isotope suspended by a cork ball with a ball of maggots tied on. It looked amazing, glowing green with little wrigglers, the name was very apt. Needless to say he blanked lol.

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15 minutes ago, yonny said:

I can imagine that looked good lol.

My mate invented what he called the 'toxic maggot rig'. It was an isotope suspended by a cork ball with a ball of maggots tied on. It looked amazing, glowing green with little wrigglers, the name was very apt. Needless to say he blanked lol.

Love that - The Toxic Maggot, sounds like the contents of my underpants!                          and a banging idea 👍

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