Coho Salmon are as likely to feed on little shrimp and various larvae as to feed on good-sized baitfish in the ocean, but when they want bait, they will chase streamer style flies with gusto.
I wanted to adapt the Deceiver fly style to a streamer that I could cast-and-strip in the open ocean when I thought I was somewhere within range of feeding Silvers. Pinks and blues are colors I have incorporated into flies that have been well received by Coho in the ocean, so that’s where I started with the design of this fly.
The Fish Mask makes easy work of finishing the eyes and head on this fly.
Saltwater Coho Salmon Deceiver
Overall Length = 4”
Thread: Clear Mono fine
Hook: #2/0 Mustad 3407
Tail: White & Pink Saddles splayed out
Body: Pearl Flat Diamond Braid
Baitfish Belly: EP Sparkle Brush Holographic Silver
Lateral Line: Lateral Flash
Wing: Hot Pink & Fl Blue Bucktail
Fish Mask: Size 7
Eyes: 5/16” Adhesive Holographic Super Pearl
Cure Goo: Hydro, Thick, and Tack Free