Lefty’s Deceiver – Best Fly Fishing Flies

The Deceiver fly, or as we know it, the Lefty’s Deceiver, was first tied by World renowned saltwater fly fisherman Lefty Kreh in the 1950’s, who also “invented” the Clouser Minnow, is a superb saltwater lure or streamer type fly that has caught many game fish. The Deceiver is also used with great success to target pelagic fish, billfish and even large sharks. It just goes to show, you can catch any species on fly, you just need to know what fly works for what.


Type Of Fly?

  • Streamer
  • Lure Fly
  • Saltwater Fly
  • Gamefish Fly

When To Use?

  • All Year

Where To Use?

  • Estuaries
  • Surf
  • Offshore
  • Backline

Colour Variations?

  • Red/White
  • Blue/White
  • Red/Black
  • Chartreuse/White

The Deceiver is a great all round saltwater fly that can be used for estuary or offshore fly fishing. There are many types of and modifications of the original Lefty’s Deceiver, and all have their place, however the Lefty’s Deceiver is a an all-round winner. This fly is essential if you are fly fishing offshore, and can tempt nearly any Gamefish or shark, which is probably where it got it’s name, Deceiver, from.

Species That Can Be Caught On This Fly?

  • Garrick
  • Kob
  • Springer
  • Kingfish
  • Yellowtail
  • Dorado
  • Bonito
  • Tuna
  • Queenfish
  • Barracuda
  • King Mackerel
  • Snoek
  • Wahoo
  • Sailfish
  • Marlin
  • Sharks

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