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Lefty’s Deceiver

Lefty Kreh, the creator of this fly, is one the most recognized fly fishermen in the world.He made this fly in the late 50´s to fish saltwater; he was looking for a streamer that would be easy to cast and would not wrap around the bend of the hook. But let’s read Lefty´s own words about what was View more...
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Lefty’s Deceiver
List of materials
MaterialsHook: TMC 811S or similar. Sizes # 2 to # 4/0.Thread: 3/0 green.Tail: Three or four pairs of white rooster saddle feathers, V-shaped and tied with the tips pointing out.Flash: Some Flashabou strips or pearled Crystal Flash, tied at each side at the base of the tail feathers.Body: Flat Silver Tinsel.Wing: White deer hair tail and a chartreuse strap over it. Some tiers use peacock herl as a topping.Belly: White deer hair strap.Throat: Red Flashabou or Crystal Flash.Head: Thread color View more...
Steps

Step 1

Tie three or four pairs of white rooster saddle feathers, these must be V-shaped and tied with the tips pointing out.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 1

Step 2

Tie some Flashabou strips or pearled Crystal Flash at each side of the fly, at the base of the tail feathers.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 2

Step 3

Shape the Flat Silver Tinsel body.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 3

Step 4

To make the wing, tie at the tip of the hook a strap of the white bucktail hair.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 4

Step 5

To shape the belly, tie another strap of white bucktail hair on the lower section.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 5

Step 6

Tie over the wing a chartreuse strap of bucktail hair.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 6

Step 7

For the throat, tie a bit of red flashabou. Even out the head with thread to add volume to the fly.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 7

Step 8

Add stick on eyes to the head of the fly. Whip finish and cemment.

Fly tying - Lefty’s Deceiver - Step 8

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