Alvin Dedeaux of All Water Guides has launched a series of videos in which he teaches you how to tie his favorite “guide flies.” A guide fly is a pattern that catches fish and is easy to tie. Guides don’t want to use flies that take a long time to tie because clients tend to lose them, sometimes depressingly quickly. Here, Alvin ties his version of the Seaducer, a pattern that originated in Florida in the 1940’s. Anglers have since discovered that it will catch all manner of of game fish in fresh and salt.
Hook: Standard saltwater hook (here a TMC800S), size 2/0-10.
Thread: Red (or color to match fly), 3/0.
Wing: White saddle hackles.
Front hackle: White saddle hackle.
Rear hackle: Red saddle hackle.
Adhesive: Head cement or UV-cure resin.
Note: Tie this pattern in colors and combinations to match the naturals or as an attractor.