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Jack Reis is back with another video from his Fly Tying Friday series.
“Is there a more timeless tarpon pattern than Lefty’s Deceiver? I submit that there is not. The debate over the best saltwater fly of all time rages on, but you could easily argue that the Deceiver tops that list. How many flies do you know that have been featured on a postage stamp? If you’re too young to know what a postage stamp is, or why that’s a big deal, I’ve got nothing for you. From its originally intended target, the striped bass, to brown trout and beyond, it seems no species is immune to the lure of this pattern. Today we’re whipping up a go-to for tarpon of all sizes. When it comes to these fish, bigger is certainly not always better. I’ve witnessed smaller offerings outfish large patterns for giant tarpon more times than I can count. If you’re lucky enough to spend some time at the Andros South Lodge, you’d be well served to bring a few of these in white, chartreuse and black and purple, just incase the Silver King makes an appearance. ” – Jack Reis
- Hook: Gamakatsu SL12S – 1/0
- Thread: UTC 70 – White
- Tail: Hackle – Grizzly, Bucktail – White, Lateral Scale – Pearl
- Body: EP Senyo Chromatic Brush – Live Bait
- Eyes: EP Gamechange Eyes – White 6mm
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