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    About the Apache Orange Trout Fly

    The Apache Orange is one of the enormously successful and exciting series of Apache flies that produce excellent results in all still waters.

    The pulsing movement of the mink body plus the stimulating flowing and eye catching movement of the marabou and flashabou tail help to make this pattern a serious killer.

    Savage takes often occur after two or three short jerks followed by a steady retrieve.

    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

    Pattern Dressings

    • 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 on 27/04/2010

    Thank you for your feed back - Posted by on 04/06/2010

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