Fly Angler's OnLine "Fly of the Week #17"


(December 22nd-28th, 1997)


Hook: Mustad 34007 or equivalent, sizes 2 to 2/0.

Thread: 3/0 Monocord, color to match hackle.

Tail: Saddle hackle feathers.

Hackle: Saddle hackle feathers.

"Attributed to Homer Rhodes, the Seaducer is a simple pattern, but one that can be varied to make the fly behave so differently in the water that you may begin to think of it as actually being seve ral different patterns. Tying in more turns of hackle makes the fly sink more rapidly. Varying the size of the hackle is also a good way to change the fly's swimming action and control whether it remains at the same depth should you pause during the retrieve.-TB
Tying Instructions:

  1. Tie in one or two pair of saddle hackle feathers near the middle of the hook shank for the tail.

  2. Tie in the butt end of two long saddle hackle feathers just in front of the tail.

  3. Wind the hackle feathers forward, one at a time or both at once. If you need more hackling, tie in more feathers and continue winding until you have enough.

  4. Whip finish head and cement.

"Tying Tip"

"By using bright, contrasting colors like red and yellow or red and white, the Seaducer can be a great attractor pattern." - TB

Instructions and graphics from Fly-Fishing the Gulf Coast ©by Tom Broderid ge; Published by Woodland Productions. Thanks for use permission.

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