United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.

Reverse-tied Deceiver 

Tied by Mike Maddalena

Hook: 254 SS, Size 1/0 - 4/0
Thread: Uni,Mono, or Flat waxed nylon (chartreuse)
Tail: Flourescent yellow bucktail (tied standard style)
Wing: 3 sections of flourescent yellow & chartreuse bucktail
(tied "reverse style") 
Cheeks: Guinea hen, chart (optional)
Eyes: Jungle Cock

Reverse-tying gained popularity through its innovator, Bob Popivics. His prime example is the "Hollow Fleye". Each step is tied in reverse and inverted to the opposite side. This method creates a fuller bodied pattern, tied sparsely. You can apply this method to all your favorite patterns, giving them a new look. Incorporate your own colors, synthetics, and other materials. The combinations are endless.

Instructions for reverse tying.