The Seaductor is my variation of a classic saltwater fly called the Seaducer, a saltwater fly designed for and popularized as a Redfish fly by Chico Fernandez. Chico’s pattern is a variation of a fly called the The Homer Rhodes Shrimp Fly, a fly originally designed in the 1950’s to take bonefish on the flats and in the estuaries of the Florida Keys. The design of this fly is such that it pushes water on the retrieve making it effective as an attractor pattern even in murky waters. It is fished at or near the surface as it sinks very slowly. The pattern described below is for the Puget Sound fall Chum Salmon runs. Chum Salmon are a very aggressive species and will take a fly on or near the surface. By varying the size and colors of this pattern, it can be an effective fly for both Coho Salmon and Searun Cutthroat Trout in the estuaries. This fly is best fished on a floating line.
HOOK: #6 Mustad 34007
THREAD: Clear Monofilament
TAIL: 2 chartreuse Saddle Hackles tips
FLASH: 3 or 4 strands of Pearl Krystal Flash
BODY: Chartreuse Pearl Estaz
COLLAR: Chartreuse saddle hackle
1. Crimp the barb and sharpen the hook point.
2. Tie in Crystal Flash the length of the hook shank above the barb.
3. Tie Saddle Hackles splayed outward in a length beyond the hook bend just slightly shorter than the Crystal Flash, one on each side and one to the top.
4. Tie in Pearl Esatz directly in front of tail.
5. Run a bead of cement along the hook shank.
6. Wrap the Estaz forward over the wet cement and anchor it with a few thread wraps. (Note:: Remember to leave enough room forward to tie in a palmered hackle and to finish the head.)
7. Tie the tip of a saddle hackle in front of the Estaz and wrap 2 or 3 turns.
8. Tie off the hackle and cut off the excess.
9. Build a small, tapered head behind the eye and coat with cement.