Fly Fishing Lures are large flies of the streamer, bucktail and sculpin variety used to imitate baitfish, aggravate or act as 'attractors'.
From lakes to streams, you will catch all types of fish on good lure patterns. Form, flash and action are what makes an excellent choice for a lure trout fly, colours are strong but largely down to personal preference, whether it be black to cause a silhouette effect when fish look up from the depths, or a bright colour such as orange to attract the attention of a passing fish.
This Apache series is probably the most exciting search pattern to hit stillwaters, lakes, ponds and reservoirs. We have upgraded from rabbit fur to a first class Mink fur body which gives these apache flies such tantalizing, pulsating dynamics in the water. The benefits of using Mink fur is well worth the small extra expense to achieve a superb killing pattern.
The pulsing movement of the Mink body plus the stimulating flowing and eye catching movement of the marabou & flashabou tail is a serious killer. Perform two to three short jerks followed by a steady retrieve, then pause and leave to rest so that the Apache slowly sinks in the water. Repeat this movement and be ready for savage takes as the fish stalk this pattern and commit to the kill on the pause.
Please note that due to Mink shortages, prices & logistics, we have temporarily ceased production of the Apache, but are working hard to reinstate this pattern in the middle of 2022.
Be sure to 'register your interest' on your favourite Apache to be notified as soon as they arrive back in stock.
Thanks for your understanding, The Fish4Flies Team.
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Beaded Specials are popular and often larger flashier damsel fly patterns. The beads will allow the fly to descend quicker getting to the required depth. Fish these search and attractor lures on a range of densities of fly line with a varied retrieves.
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A stillwater technique developed by competition fishermen; fast-stripping brightly colored "blob" flies. Blobs can be fished at all depths, it's a very deadly fly. These Blob flies are hammering stillwater trout in competitions throughout Britain.
The Blob colourful series of dry flies are possibly the simplest trout flies ever created; and despite their simplicity, they are remarkably successful. These trout flies are used a great deal in the competition scene, with deserved success. Generally they are most effective fishing fly when boat fishing although they can prove quite successful from the bank. The tantilizing sparkle attract the fish towards your team of flies.
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The Booby is a buoyant fishing fly to be used on a sinking line and very short leader. Your Booby fly can be presented hovering temptingly just above the bottom, where trout are often lying especially during early season.
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The Bunny Leech is a general purpose streamer, a superb fishing fly. It is useful in lakes and in slower portions of rivers.
The Leech makes a great early season fishing pattern that attract in conditions where other trout flies fail. This can be attributed to Leeches being a highly important food source during this time of year, and in good fly fishing spirit, the best way is to mimick the fish's diet.
The 'Bunny' refers to the use of Rabbit Fur in the pattern. It is cut into zonker strips giving these fishing flies a pulsating movement that trout just find irresistible, especially on a jerky and erratic retrieve.
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An outstandingly successful and stimulating dressing with a movement that is so tantalizing to predatory trout. In summer fish the interesting banks and reed beds where the natural damsels dart around. With it’s goldhead getting to the required depth, they are superb in the colder months.
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Small fish or fry patterns are an ideal choice when fish are busy feeding on fry; deadly when fished late on in the season as trout become predatory and attack veraciously shoals of coarse fry. These therefore make a perfect choice of trout fly for late autumn throughout the winter into early spring.
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Goldheads are popular and proven damsel fly patterns with a bright trigger point; the gold bead will allow the fly to descend quicker getting to the required depth. Fish these, search and attractor lures on a range of densities of fly line with a varied retrieves.
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Hotheads are a popular and proven damsel fishing fly with a colourful trigger point which also acts as a tantalizing 'target' in cloudy waters.
Fish these search and attractor lures on a range of densities of fly lines with varied retrieves.
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Mini Lures are attractor patterns and competition favourites that will work on most still waters. It’s not just for rainbow trout but for brown trout too.
The Hooks used on our Competition (Mini) Flies are heavy weight wire, medium shank and down eye, size 10 to conform with International rules. The dressing is 15/16” maximum when 'Wet'.
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The Muddler when fished on the surface will imitate a variation of terrestrial bugs, also such delights as grasshoppers to wounded minnows. Underwater it many well appearance to the trout as a large nymph or small baitfish.
The Tadpole (also known as Bugger or Worm Fly) is a versatile and productive trout fly. The marabou tail and in many cases a palmered body suggest succulent larva, tadpoles or leeches.
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The extra long zonker style body creates a snake like movement through the water. This attracts the attention of predatory rainbow trout, proving a deadly fly for this species.
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Streamer fishing flies are created to imitate the prey preferred by the bigger fish. They are a simple pattern that has fluidity in the water, appealing movement and a general overall attractiveness.
Bucktails are streamers tied with hair wings instead of feathers. They are more suitable for fishing in broad, fast waters; typically imitations of anything which is long, thin, and mobile.
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A feeding Trout does not care if food comes up from the stream or lakes bottom to hatch, or if it falls in from the bank.
Trout are very aware of making surface terrestrials an important food source; It can make up around 60% of a fish's diet at certain times of the year, so it's worth fishing with terrestrials rather than traditional fishing flies.
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The Zonker is a successful still water attractor pattern and a great baitfish imitator. The tantalizing way the rabbit hair moves is very attractive to large predatory trout, and this fishing fly works well in both rivers and lakes alike.
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