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Freshwater Deceivers




By Will Taylor & Robb Nicewonger



RIPOGENUS HALF & HALF
Submitted By Will Taylor



RIPOGENUS HALF & HALF Image
RIPOGENUS HALF & HALF
THREAD pale yellow 6/0
HOOK 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
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 pale yellow tying thread, lacquered to secure the tail materials
EYES steel dumbell, yellow with black pupil, tied in on top the hook 1/3 the shaft length back from the eye, so the fly will ride inverted (bead-chain eyes may be used for a shallower-running fly). Please don't use lead eyes - it is very toxic to waterfowl.
BELLY white bucktail, 1/3 to 1/2 the length of the tail
UNDERWING yellow krystal flash, 3 strands each side, slightly beyond the bend of the hook
WING medium grey bucktail; tied somewhat longer than the collar of a typical Deceiver, nearly 2/3 the length of the tail
THROAT small bunch red krystal flash, cut short
HEAD pale yellow tying thead; cement with nail lacquer, which will render the thread nearly transparent

Will's Comments


I really love this fly. As is the Ripogenus Deceiver, this pattern was inspired by Eddie Reif's Ripogenus Smelt. The style is basically that of Bob Clouser's Deep Minnow, with a Deceiver tail tied in at the bend of the hook. Great when you have to get down deep in heavy current, or a deep pool or lake.



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