Tying the Electric Deceiver

Tying the Electric Deceiver

Tying the Electric Deceiver

Step 1: Tie in a small clump of bucktail at the bend of the hook. (The bucktail determines the fly¿s overall length.)
Tying the Electric Deceiver

Tying the Electric Deceiver

Step 2: Cut a piece of large-diameter Mylar tubing, remove rope core and measure against the fly. Splay the ends, thread over the shank and tie in at the middle of the material.
Tying the Electric Deceiver

Tying the Electric Deceiver

Step 3: After positioning the Mylar tubing, tie it down and flare the front section. The material should wrap 360 degrees around the hook shank.
Tying the Electric Deceiver

Tying the Electric Deceiver

Step 4: Fold back the Mylar, bring the thread in front of it and tie down. Add a touch of head cement to secure the thread wraps. Do this up to the hook eye, making each piece of Mylar smaller than the previous one to achieve a tapered profile. Trim any loose ends.
Tying the Electric Deceiver

Tying the Electric Deceiver

Step 5: Finish the fly according to your specific needs and imagination; adding color and eyes brings the pattern to life. You can also vary the tail colors by choosing different-color bucktails in the first stage.