Hook-2/0 O'shaughnessy or any preferred large hook
Thread-6/0 yellow or clear mono
Tail-two yellow saddles, two brown saddles on outside, 3-6 strands of polar flash on outside of brown saddle
Body-fabric paint or diamond braid wrapped forward to 2/3 point of hook
Head-two clumps of tan craft fur on both sides of hook, one clump brown craft fur on top, generous clump of yellow dubbing on hook underside, generous clump of brown dubbing on top of hook
Eyes-6mm gold eyes-fill top and bottom with UV resin or fabric paint-top coat with Sally Hansen hard as nails if desired
Detailing-add barring as desired to dubbing with a sharpie or other waterproof marker
This fly is fairly simple to tie. You can get as creative as you want with it. It is a type of deceiver pattern and has excellent action under water. The tail feathers move nicely and it is important to have the yellow on the inside of the brown saddles to create pattern depth. If you are fishing deeper water, weight can be added to ensure you are getting down to the fish. When you are tying in the craft fur, make sure that you don't tie down firmly until the tan and brown blend together and surround/veil the body slightly. This will give the appearance of a bigger pattern. When you are finished with the craft fur step, I recommend adding some super glue to the butt ends that you trim off to keep it in place. Let this dry completely before adding the dubbing. The dubbing creates a taper and thick head that enables the fly to move to the sides when stripped and paused. This extra action is what makes this pattern a good choice for predators like northern pike and smallmouth bass.
I developed this pattern as a hybrid deceiver pattern. I wanted to have something in my box that looked like a juvenile carp or sucker. The streams I fish in Ohio are loaded with these fish and are an important food source. This fly fishes best when it is tied to be as close as possible to neutral buoyancy. This enables it to kick from side to side and pauses become irresistible to predators in pursuit. Even though you must vary your retrieve as dictated by your fishing conditions, I have found that two to four aggressive strips followed by a pause can create explosive takes. You do need to be ready because the takes can be violent. Make sure to have stout tippet and I would not go below 10 lb. test unless you scale this pattern down. Rip this streamer through fishy cover and be prepared. Good luck!