Introduction: Deceiver Variant
This is a great fly for saltwater applications, but also can be used for larger freshwater fish like bass, salmon, or pike. While they aren't the most easy to tie, they aren't difficult either, and they really do catch fish. They move so nicely in the water. This is a variant of the original "lefty's Deceiver" in which it was tied slightly different. I find this way is better for smaller flies, and the original way is great for much larger flies.
Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 hook size 1/0, but any long shank saltwater hook will work.
Tail: White saddle hackle
Thread: Danville 210 waxed in blue
Body: Pearl braid, or silver tinsel
Wings: White and blue buck tail
Gill: Red calf tail, or red crystal flash
eyes: Stick on eyes, preferably flat, but I used 3D eyes which work as well.
Epoxy: Solarez "Bone dry" UV curing resin.