In August, Scott Hennet with Bass Pro Shops will speak to our group about kayak fishing and demonstrate a few of the patterns that work so well for him in the area. I'm trying to secure Mike Hodge, author of a new book for novices or intermediate fly anglers on fly fishing Tampa Bay for our September meeting.
I understand Tom is planning a “field trip” to Jim Swan's Fly Shop in August...more on this at the next meeting.
Tom has suspended our fishing outings during the summer months and will resume again in October. For information and dates for any of the upcoming presentations, events or Club trips, please see our website calendar page
is an artificial fly commonly categorized as a streamer fly
which is fished under the water's surface. It is a popular and widely used pattern for both predacious
freshwater and saltwater game fish
. It is generally considered one of the top patterns to have in any fly box. Lefty Kreh invented the Deceiver fly in the late 1950s as a streamer that would be easy to cast in wind and would not "foul"; a common problem for older streamer patterns. The original Lefty's Deceiver was tied in an all-white pattern, but fly tiers have recreated the pattern in a variety of colors. A darker colored top with a lighter bottom (mimicking the various forage fishes that larger fishes feed upon) is the most popular design. The Deceiver is arguably the best known saltwater fly pattern in the world and in 1991 the U.S. Postal Service
honored Kreh's creation with a postage stamp. (Reprinted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Recipe: Lefty's Deceiver
Mustad 34007, sizes 2/0-6
White , 140 denier
White saddle hackles, 3X length of hook shank
Pearlescent Krystal Flash and medium Flashabou
Silver or pearl braid
White buck tail
Chartreuse buck tail and Peacock Herl
Other great color combinations include red over white, olive over white, blue over white, red over yellow, olive over yellow, all white, and all black.