The Saltón or Jumper fish is another prey fish that migrate through payara waters. These species of fish are elongated, very silverish and payara loves them not to mention that Peacock bass will also have them for lunch on their way to the main river.
The Payara candy has evolved over the years, it keeps several characteristics but it has grown in size, its flashier, bulkier, bigger, beefier yet tied with less fluff.
Why so big? Well, Payaras are pretty smart plus they hunt their prey in fast water and deep pools, they will save energy and this fly will make them forget such savings. New pattern is tied on tubes, you may think “but why?”, very simple, tube flies work amazingly well, hook rides further behind which improves hook ratio, won’t foul as much as tandems, looses weight, will last longer as it slides through the shock tippet when a fish is hooked and you may change hooks anytime. And! You may rig them any way you want them.
10 to 12 rods are recomended for this fishing, 400 to 500 grain sink tips are a must, so you wont have any problem casting these flies. 5/0 long shank hook provided with the fly. 9″ yummy long!