Orange can be a great colour especially in Autumn and the summer months if conditions are favourable but it can also be effective all year round depending on the weather conditions and water clarity. It’s very useful in murky rivers after a flood and also in coloured lakes but it can at times also be lethal in clear lakes. This fly has a generous amount of flash but it’s also not overbearing for those more selective wily pike who won’t touch something with too much flash and the flash in this blends with the other materials colours really well so that it makes the fly stand out without being too much. The way I have tied the flash into this fly also helps give the fly a lot more of a natural looking movement.
Available in a wide range of colour combinations. For illustration purposes I will show the most popular colours. As always I only ever advertise flies that have been tried and tested and that I have full confidence in. Years ago Mohican Flies were the number one main fly all pike fly anglers fished with. They are not as popular now but they are still every bit as successful as they always were. I know people who still only use Mohican Flies and nothing else and their catch rates are pretty good!
I named this fly in memory of Malcolm Young from AC/DC. This one seems to work best for me in deeper water and the pike often come up a long way for it. Takes on this fly are usually quite aggressive.