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Lefty's Deceiver

tied by TroutBum
Fly Type: General Saltwater,
Target Species: Snook,
Recommended Region: Southeast US,
Imitation: General Baitfish,
Material List:
Hook: #1 Gamakatsu B10S Stinger
Thread: White Danville 3/0
Tail: 6 white saddle hackles, 3 each side stacked back to back.
Flash: 6 strands each side of tail.
Body: Silver tinsel
Collar: White Bucktail
Wing: Dove Gray Bucktail
Flash: Pearlescent white
Throat: Red crystal flash
Topping: 4-6 strands of Peacock herl.
Eyes: holographic silver
Head: 5 mn. epoxy

Tying Instructions: Tie in thread base to hook bend.
Tie in hackles and silver flash on top of hook at hook bend. Hackles should be twice the hook length.
Wrap thread forward to eye and tie in tinsel. Wrap tinsel back to bend and forward back to eye.
Tie in white bucktail on each side of hook so that the collar covers all of the shank evcept the top 1/3 of the shank. Bucktail should reach 1/2 to 1 hook length past the bend.
Tie in 6 to 10 strands of pearlescent flash to top and sides of shank.
Tie in Dove Gray bucktail to top of shank. Trim and taper ends of all bucktail.
Tie in red crystal flash throat.
Tie in 4 to 6 strands of peacock herl to top of shank
Trim all loose ends and whip finish.
Apply a thin coat of epoxy to head, let set until tacky and apply holographic eyes.
Once the first coat of epoxy is dry, apply another thin coat over the entire head and eyes.
Presentation Tips: Mix short and long strips to mimic a wounded bait fish. The dove gray can be substituted with Chartreuse, blue, dark green, black or red. Although I prefer the gray or Chartreuse.

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