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 two light blue or kingfisher blue saddle hackles, flanked by 2 grizzly saddles; then 2 strands pearl flashabou and 2 strands pearl krystal flash each side
BODY white tying thread, lacquered to secure the tail materials
COLLAR ventrolateral, white bucktail; dorsal ("wing"), 3 strands each side yellow krystal flash topped with medium grey 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 pattern was inspired by Eddie Reif's Ripogenus Smelt, a popular casting and trolling streamer for landlocked salmon in Maine, and one of my favorite blue patterns.

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