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.
A jack pike pattern
Clouser Minnows are essential saltwater flies. Instead of putting up a load of links of basically the same fly in different colours I put up these pics on the one page of a few of my most successful colours. These flies catch a wide range of saltwater fish species and are a must have especially for pollock, mackerel, bass , wrasse, cod, codling, ling, flounder and other flatfish.