Bendback Deceiver: Gold
Recreate these flies at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.
- Mustad Hook 34007SS (#2)
- UTC Thread 210, Tan
- Brass Eyes, Medium, Gold
- Krystal Flash, Fluorescent Fire Orange
- Krystal Flash, Copper
- Sparkle Braid, Cream
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hardener, Clear (#2103)
Design Inspiration & Detail
Cordell Baum is a well known canoe guide here in Biscayne Bay. He recently suggested having a heavy yellow pattern in the fly-box is not only a good idea, but one of only three patterns he carries. I was limited on various yellow materials, so I tied a simple and heavy somewhat yellow/ gold deceiver. The bendback design and Krystal Flash flaring over the hook helps with snagging sea grass, etc. For more info on Cordell and his guide services, see The Bonefish Whisperer.
This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish and Permit – many other species will also take the fly.