Sea Ducer: Chianti Red
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, Black
- Brass Eyes, Medium, Gold
- Krystal Flash, Red/ Pearl
- Rooster Saddle, Long, Red
- Rooster Neck, Prime, Chinchilla
- Sally Hansen Hard As Nails, Hardener, clear (#2103)
Design Inspiration & Detail
Sea Ducers were most likely one of the original streaming flies. From their basic construction, it’s safe to assume many were tying this streamer mid century. For saltwater applications, sparsely made Sea Ducers simulate shrimp. Red and White Sea Ducers are very popular, however many other color combinations can be lethal. Ask your local fly-fishing shop for effective colors in your targeted fishery.
This particular fly was designed to attract Redfish – many other species will also take the fly, all depending on how bushy the fly is tied. Larger/ fluffier versions will work well for landing Tarpon, Shark, Barracuda and other large predators.