Flies for Florida Peacock Bass

August 15, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

The canals and lakes around Palm Beach, Florida are chock full of aggressive peacock bass, imports from Amazon drainages of South America, and many guides and anglers have focused attention on them in recent years. “The record-setting team of Capt. Alan Zaremba and Marty Arostegui swear by flies that imitate small peacocks and other cichlids. Juvenile cichlids will forage on peacock eggs more fearlessly than native species. So, they both maintain that bed-guarding peacocks will attack such imitations even more aggressively than they’ll attack a leach pattern.” Terry Gibson in Florida Sportsman.