Freshwater Deceivers

By Will Taylor & Robb Nicewonger

Submitted By Will Taylor

THREAD white 6/0; change to black for the head
HOOK TMC 7999 #6
TAIL very sparse white bucktail, nearly the length of the desired tail; then one yellow saddle hackle, tied in flat, chicken-side up; then 4 strands pearl flashabou; followed by small bunch purple bucktail
BODY white tying thread, lacquered to secure the tail materials
COLLAR ventrolateral, white bucktail; dorsal ("wing"), 3 strands each side silver krystal flash, topped with sparse yellow and then purple bucktail
TOPPING 4 strands fine peacock herl
THROAT small bunch red krystal flash, cut short
HEAD black thead; cement with penetrating head cement, finish with Loon Outdoors Black Hard Head Fly Finish
EYES (OPTIONAL) painted on head, white with black pupil

Will's Comments

This is a variation on the Magog Deceiver. The flattail configuration allows the color-layering in the wing to extend the length of the fly, into the tail.

I was introduced to this flattail style in Ray Bondorew's Striped-Bass streamers. In addition to allowing vertical layering of colors the length of the fly, this style has wonderful action in the water and presents a wider silhouette when viewed from below.

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