Published Aug 4. 2022 - 4 days ago
Updated or edited Aug 5. 2022

Lefty's Deceiver

The late Lefty Kreh was one of the pioneers into saltwater fly fisherman and was well known for his amazing photography, fly casting lessons and a plethora of fly pattern designs. One of his most well known pattern is the Deceiver fly. Lefty's Deceiver is one of those patterns that has everything going for it. Flowing tail, large profile, and still is light and sheds water well so its relatively easy to cast. It can be tied in a range of sizes and colors to mimic a plethora of different baitfish. From Jacks in the Bluewater, to bass in freshwater lakes, this fly will catch just about any predatory fish. Not only is it very effective, but its also a very beautiful fly. While there are some other patterns that might be slightly easier to tie, this by no means is a difficult fly and you can hammer out quite a few in an evening making it possible to fill a box quickly. They are also quite durable when tied correctly so you shouldn't have to replace them too often.

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Materials
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Hook: Gamakatsu SL11-3h (size 2/0) - https://amzn.to/3JoXrTk
Thread: Veevus 140 (olive) - https://amzn.to/3vAdb0g
Tail: Whiting Streamer Pack (white) - https://www.tridentflyfishing.com/whiting-american-streamer-pack.html
Flash: Krystal Flash (pearl) - https://amzn.to/3BJNQoi
Body Wrap: Saltwater Flashabou (pearl) - https://amzn.to/3BxhpJT
Bottom Wings: Bucktail (white) - https://amzn.to/3JnPpKy
Top Wing: Bucktail (olive) - https://amzn.to/3oMIGjQ
Gills: Krystal Flash (red) - https://amzn.to/3oLaPId
Back: Peacock Hurl - https://amzn.to/3zRZHzp
Glue: Loctite Ultragel - https://amzn.to/3zooDxb
Eyes: Living Eyes (earth, 5mm) - https://amzn.to/3SnWMFO
Filler Resin: Solarez Medium - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-medium-viscosity-2/
Coating Resin: Solarez Ultra Thin - https://www.solarez.com/product/fly-tie-ultra-thin-bone-dry/

Tools
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Vise: Renzetti Traveler - https://amzn.to/2t2FFmo
Bobbin: Stonfo Bobtec - https://amzn.to/2YWOf39
Scissors: Risen 4" All Purpose - https://www.risenfly.com/collections/fly-tying-tools-and-accessories/pro...
Whip finisher: Dr. Slick brass - https://amzn.to/2tGYwDW
Fly Tying Bench: Oasis Walnut Compact Bench - https://www.oasisbenches.com/oasis-benches/compact-bench/
UV Light: Solarez UV Cure (high output) - https://www.solarez.com/product/uv-cure-flashlight-high-output/

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