Fish Species: Arapaima, Payara
Fishing Destination: Labirinto da Tartaruga, Amazon, Rio Novo
Many small fish in the Amazon have vibrant colors and unique color combinations, such as the Jacundá, Traira and the various types of Cichlids. This Streamer creates a good contrast between black and purple colors to mimic these species, besides being very visual at greater depths.
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.