Published Feb 19. 2024 - 2 months ago

Lefty's Deceiver

Lefty's Deceiver is a simple fly that is absolutely deadly for predatory gamefish. It's a durable, easy tie that's made from few, readily available materials and has been catching fish for decades. It's at least as effective as a great many more modern, more complex baitfish patterns.. probably more so. You definitely want to have these in you box!
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Materials list
Hook: Standard shank saltwater 2-4/0
Thread: Danvilles flat waxed nylon
Tail: Cock saddle hackles with some flash
Collar: Bucktail
Throat: Red crystal flash

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Fly Fishing for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon
Saltwater Fly Patterns

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Fly Fishing for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon
Saltwater Fly Patterns

Martin Joergensen



The best all around streamer: seabass, asp, perch, tarpon, jack, chub, snapper... I use it mostly with white /grizzle/chartreuse or purple/black. I put bit more flash but I make the throat of calf tail to make a hot spot. And of course yellow stick on eyes and UV resin head.


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