Published Aug 1. 2017 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 3. 2017


Originally designed for striped bass by Lefty Kreh, the Deceiver pattern eventually made its was down to Florida to become a staple pattern that almost every saltwater fly angle has in their fly box. The pattern mimics a swimming baitfish. The fly suspends in the water and has a lot of movement in the tail. The Deceiver has been thrown a multitude of fish species, and is also a very effective freshwater pattern. The fly is tied on a size two hook with a saddle hackle and krystal flash tail, diamond braid body, ducktail collar, and red krystal flash gills.

Lefty's Deceiver Recipe:
-Mustad Big Game Size 2 Hook:
-Danville's 210 Flat Waxed White:
-White Saddle Hackle:
-Pearl Krystal Flash:
-Pearl Diamond Braid:
-Chartreuse Bucktail:
-White Bucktail:
-Red Krystal Flash:
-1/8" Stick on Eyes:
-UV Fly Finish:

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