Sunday, October 16, 2011

Salt to Fresh

Traverse City, MI, area guide & friend, Russ Maddin introduced me to one of his favorite patterns to target large, migratory predators along the Great Lakes shorelines. The Flash Deceiver is a creation of saltwater angler, Mark Sedotti. Russ adds his own twist moving the barbell eyes far forward on the hook eye to get a bit more motion out to of the fly. This pattern is a great addition to any fly box destined for Great Lakes use. Very simple recipe:

Hook: Short shank & strong

Tail: Use your favorite flash materials and keep long

Wing: Bucktail with peacock herl topping

Belly: Bucktail

Eyes: Barbell style

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