EZ Deceiver

Created by Jeff Morgan


Imitates baitfish in saltwater, but can be used in freshwater, too, especially in smaller sizes. When tying the fly for freshwater, save a few bucks and don't use the stainless steel hook.


There are many color variations, mostly in the wing colors: green over white; red over yellow; all white; blue over white. But in all cases, use the red Accent Flash and paint the eyes. The red imitates gills, and predatory fish focus on the gills and eyes when they attack baitfish.

How to Fish

Use a sinking or sink-tip line and a count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, or wind drift presentations.

Tying Instructions

1. Debarb hook, put hook in vise, and start thread.

2. Tie in Krystal Chenille. Wrap body and tie off.

3. Tie in kid goat hair underbody.

4. Tie in pearl Mini-Flash and pearl Flashabou.

5. Tie in white Marabou.

6. Tie blue flashabou over the top of the fly.

7. Build thread head. Trim thread.

8. Stick on 3-D eyes.

9. Apply Soft-tex material to head and eyes. Re-apply at least once.

HOOK: Dai Riki 930, size 2/0 to 4


THROAT: Red Krystalflash

WING: Kid goat hair, pearl MiniFlash, pearl Flashabou, white Marabou, blue bllended Flashabou

SIDES: Grizzly saddle hackle

EYES: 3-D molded eyes

HEAD: Soft-tex