The Bandit; a deceiver style smallmouth pattern. I used to tie these with Reeves pheasant for the cheeks, but those feathers are just to expensive and uncommon. Guinea hen is always a good choice. This pattern has proven its worth on the water with smallmouth up to 4 lbs. I have also used it chasing brown trout, but the deceiver style is not appropriate as it tends to short strikes and foul hooking with trout. For bass it’s a killer!

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