Fly Patterns

Marco Magic: Deceiver In Pink & Purple

Recreate fly patterns 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.

Fly-Tying Materials

  • Mustad 34007SS (#4)
  • UTC 210, white
  • Brass Eyes, medium, nickel
  • EP Fiber, pink
  • EP Fiber, red
  • Krystal Flash, UV purple
  • Crystal Flash, mirror
  • Sparkle Braid, pearl
  • Berkley Vanish, Fluorocarbon, 30#, clear (weed guard)

Design Inspiration & Detail

Just last week, I bumped into several folks walking the lagoon side of Tigertail Beach on Marco Island, FL. All seemed like locals who frequent the fishing spot. Each made a reference to using Deceivers, Charlies, and Clousers all having some sort of flash and shade of pink. No need to tell me twice – looking to get back out and get it wet.

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Target Species

This particular fly was designed to attract Bonefish, Permit, and Snook – jacks and many other species will also take the fly.

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