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Apache Black Fly

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    About the Apache Black Trout Fly

    The Apache Black is probably the most exciting and devastatingly successful pattern to hit lakes, ponds and reservoirs.

    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.

    Expert Tip:

    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 on 30/05/2010

    Thank you very much for your feedback - Posted by on 04/06/2010

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