United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Bob Popovics Bucktail Deceiver

Tied By: John McCall

Recipe for Bob Popovic's Bucktail Deciever

Hook: Long shank 2/0 salt water hook

Thread: 3/0 white or mono

Tail: Clump of bucktail tied to surround hook shank

Body: Clumps of progressively shorter bucktail tied to surround shank


This is a fly developed by Bob Popovics in the 90's which substitutes bucktail for hackle in the traditional deceiver. Tied on a large hook it is a very good bunker imitation. You can also tie it smaller for a good anchovy fly