About the Apache Orange Trout Fly
The Apache Orange is a vibrant, eye-catching pattern. Its bright orange colour makes it highly visible in a variety of water conditions, which is particularly useful during the overcast days. This fly excels in murky or slightly discoloured waters, common in both the UK and North America
The vivid colour and lively movement of the Apache Orange can provoke strikes from trout that might otherwise be lethargic in colder water conditions.
The pulsing movement of the mink body plus the stimulating flowing and eye catching movement of the marabou and flashabou tail enhances its visibility and attractiveness to fish, making this pattern a serious killer. Savage takes often occur after two or three short jerks followed by a steady retrieve.
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
- Hook : 8-10.
- Silk : Orange.
- Body : Strip of orange mink.
- Tail : Orange marabou with 3 or 4 lengths of different coloured strong, narrow, flat mylar/flashabou.
- Head : 2 mm tungsten bead.
Comments from other fly fishermen
One of the best lures I have ever used.You can be sure that one of the colours will work in most situations.
The smaller size works best for me. - 5 out of 5 Stars by Mike Warburton on 27/04/2010
Thank you for your feed back - Posted by Gary Willard - Fish4Flies Team on 04/06/2010
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