Size – 6/0
Fish Species – Arapaima, Payara
Fishing Destinations: Amazon, Labirinto da Tartaruga
Piranha (with an orange belly) is one of the species with the highest populations in Amazonian waters and is thus one of the most common prey of the Arapaima.
When Allan created this pattern, he had to consider the unique behavior of this fish. A species that inhabits the bottom of lakes and lagoons for most of their lives. They also have peculiar feeding habits, being sort of lazy yet opportunistic and attacking their prey at the right time. In order to attract a fish like this, we had to be creative and design a fly that first had a bulky body and a long tail to create the maximum vibration in the water. Some added weight gets the fly to the desired depth quickly and the pulsating effect allows it to move well even with very slow retrieves. This is a game of patience and the need to keep the fly in the water is crucial.