About the Apache Black Trout Fly
The Apache Black is probably the most exciting and devastatingly successful pattern to hit lakes, ponds and reservoirs.
Its dark colour profile makes it an excellent imitation of natural insects, particularly in clear water conditions. The fly features a sleek, streamlined design with a hint of sparkle or flash to subtly catch the light.
The pulsing movement of the black mink body plus the stimulating flowing and eye catching movement of the marabou and flashabou tail make it a serious killer.
Two to three short jerks followed by a steady retrieve, repeat and be ready for savage takes.
This fishing fly needs to sink down a few feet in the water to give it's 'jelly fish' type movement on the pause.
It imitates a small fry, and as such fish will likely tug at it's tail as it passes. When this happens, the immediate response from the 'fry' is to get away, so begin a short but very frequent 'tap tap tap' retrieve through the water, creating the correct wake and fanning motion of the Mink within the Apache fly. The Trout should then swing back around for a 2nd or 3rd pass before taking the fishing fly with force!
Country of origin for this trout fly: England
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Rivers & Streams, Still Water
Comments from other fly fishermen
The Black Apache works like a dream in most situations. A fly to fall back on when things get difficult and will often pick up a savage take on the drop. My favourite lure type. - 4 out of 5 Stars by Mike Warburton on 30/05/2010
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- Posted by Gary Willard - Fish4Flies Team on 04/06/2010
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