While out the other day targeting Murray cod with good mate Steve, this fly that was intended for cod a small Yellow Belly fell to a cod lolly instead.
An old style designed fly; the Lefty Deceiver has been around a-long time and a very effective fly. Cod Deceiver is made up of multiple materials also tied on a 5/0 Owner hook and may even have tied to the shank of the hook a (Rattle Collar). The deceiver is very versatile fly; this also can be fished on 3 different fly class’s floating, intermediate and sinking. Water depth plays a big part on this fly on how it’s fished. Floating lines best cast from the bank while walking and the other 2 lines most effective off the boat but may be used off the bank of any river or lake. Using floating line off the bank reduces the fly from getting hang up or snagged on structure while striping the fly back. Cod Deceiver has a high pulsating action when striped. The fly will slim down to a bait fish profile when striped; but once it’s paused it blows out to its dry natural looking body. A slow to medium sink rate fly and can be cast with a #8 or #10 weight set up it’s just another one to have in your fly box.