A.P. Black

Created by André Puyans


The "A. P." in this fly's name could stand for either "All Purpose" or the inventor, André Puyans. A generic nymph, it looks like a lot of things that live underwater and get eaten by trout. You can weight the fly with lead under the body or with a beadhead.

The A. P. Black is a variation of the more general A. P. Nymph. It is used as a general searching nymph. In sizes 8-10 it imitates the Isonychia nymph.

How to Fish

In rivers, use the trout indicator, tight line, rising nymph or shallow nymph presentations. In lakes, the count-down-and-retrieve or slow retrieve presentations are most useful.

HOOK: TMC 3761, sizes 10-18


TAIL: Dark moose

RIB: Copper wire

BODY: Black Haretron

WINGCASE: Dark moose

THORAX: Same as body

LEGS: Same as wingcase

HEAD: Same as body