Mike Bean's Orange Crush was designed to be a visible pattern that is durable, catches fish, and has a different profile from other patterns that fish see day to day from anglers. The fly was also designed to be a pattern that can be skated or twitched to get a trout's attention. The Orange Crush imitates a Golden Stone that hatches on the South Fork of the Snake River in July and September. The fly also works when salmon flies or terrestrials are present and has proven itself on the Henry's Fork, Teton River, spring creeks, and mountain lakes in Idaho. The key to this fly is its high profile, durability, and effectiveness, and works best with some type of action put on it. The best way to fish it is to “twitch” or “skate” the fly when it is on the water. The more movement used with the fly the better. In faster water dead drift the fly. Sizes 6, 8.
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Review 1 for Bean's Orange Crush
August 19, 2013
from Ogden, UT
"I've fished this fly several times on the South Fork of the Snake River, solo and in a dry dropper combo. It is a very good pattern for instigating eats! It could be used as general terrestrial, a golden stone, or a hopper (more specifically). It floats high and is easy to see, which is always a bonus plus it won't get bogged down by a beadhead dropper. The fly is also really effective on lakes in a hopper-dropper rig where you have brush and weeds close to the lake shore. I'm also thinking I need to fish this on the Green River since the Fat Albert works so well on top. This fly would accomplish the same kind of resuts Ithink."