The Appetiser lure is an effective fly pattern used as a fry imitation. It can be used all year round but is best used when fry are abundant in the months of October and November. Fish it the same as you would a normal lure on any line using any type of retrieve. Beware though, takes can be aggressive and make sure you have a very strong tippet to prevent snapping off.
Wind the thread down the hookshank to the position opposite the barb, catching in a mixture of grey mallard flank, plus orange and green hackle fibres as you go.
Catch in some oval silver tinsel and white chenille.
Create a body of white chenille and tie off near the hook eye.
Wind the oval silver tinsel around the body to create a rib and tie off near the hook eye.
Catch in some white marabou fibres to create a wing with some grey squirrel as an over-wing.
Catch in a mixture of grey mallard flank, plus orange and green hackle fibres to create the beard.
Create a neat head, whip finish and varnish.