The Clydesdale Roach is a real big fish catcher, it's tied with highly mobile materials such as tinsel that flutters and undulates with every twitch and pull. These flies draw big pike in that's for sure. They can be fished with confidence on all waters at any time of the year. The best retrieve with this pattern is a slow figure of eight or roly-poly. If it's big pike or zander you are looking for this Roach pike fly imitation is a must-have.