Fish Species: Peacock Bass, Bass, Striped Bass, Payara, Traira, Arowana, Piranha
Fishing Destinations: Rio Novo, Labirinto, Amazon, Parana River
This fly was tied to try to imitate a cool fish in the Amazon basin that is an important food supply for many fish. Turns out this is our #1 selling fly for Peacock Bass. When your guide sees this fly in your fly box you may not change flies all day, except when one finally falls apart from catching fish. Our head guide in the Amazon, Neto Silva often claims this fly as his creation and we are o.k. with that. This blue, pink and white fly is great in clear water but fishes well in all conditions.
The design behind the Space Invader is amazing. When fishing for Peacock Bass it is important to have a fly that is easy to cast due to the number of casts an angler can make in a day. It is also important to have a fly that sinks at the same rate or slower than the fly line you are using. Most of the time anglers cast into some type of heavy cover or shallow water near the bank. If the fly sinks too fast anglers will get hung up in structure way too often. The Space Invader will hover or sink slowly over the top of downed trees and sticks in the water. It is the most important fly in your fly box for Peacock Bass. The durability of the fly is awesome due to the epoxy head and because of the ease of cast, the fly is great for a variety of species of fish in both fresh and saltwater.