Today Lefty's Deceiver is almost as recognizable as Lefty himself. For several years we had a column titled The Classics, and in it we spotlighted this fly. Lefty developed the pattern in the 1950s for stripers, originally designing it to alleviate the hassle of untangling the feather wings that were common at the time. The addition of bucktail helped keep the fly from fouling and gave it an irresistible profile.
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