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: Pickeral Deceiver

Dble Haul
03-08-2003, 08:37 PM
This is Lefty's pattern in a color combo that has been very good to me with large pickeral.

Hook: Size 2
Thread: Red, 3/0
Tail support: Yellow bucktail with copper krystal flash
Tail: Red barred grizzly hackle, 2 matched pairs
Wing and throat: Red over yellow bucktail with copper krystal flash
Wing top: Peacock swords
Eyes: Prismatic
Head: 5 minute epoxy

Overall fly length is about 3 inches.

03-08-2003, 09:26 PM
Ahhh, pickerel, my favorite FW game fish. That's a cool pattern; I've found that most SW baitfish patterns can be "down-sized" to catch pickerel and other pike family members. Then again, at the size that some of the Northerns and muskies get up to, down-sizing isn't always required. :smokin:

I think I've taken more pickerel on red/white, yellow perch, and chartreuse over white/pearl than any other color patterns.

03-09-2003, 10:39 AM
Great looking pattern, must tie some up for the spring.
Keep them coming!

03-10-2003, 08:39 AM
Nice fly,

From my experiences, pickeral LOVE that hot orange color more than any other gamefish. The louder the better.