Bluegill Deer Hair Sneaky Pete

Sneaky Pete style deer hair slider
We're really stoked that Jeff Creamer, an extremely good fly tyer out of Ohio, took us up on the chance to come to Utah and tie flies and fish. Here's the first in a series of some of his favorite patterns.

The first one is an awesome little Bluegill or panfish pattern that's a variation on a sneaky Pete style slider.

Per Jeff:

"When I first started tying with deer hair, I tied a lot of huge bass bugs…and never really fished them. I have no reservations about fishing hair bugs, but my local waters are loaded with smaller bass and the larger bugs felt a little big. I started tying smaller hair bugs for bass, then I started to wonder about truly tiny deer hair bugs for panfish. Is it possible? Can they handle the abuse? Both answers are yes, and the Deer Hair Pete (deer hair version of a Sneaky Pete slider) is by far my most fished deer hair topwater. I tie them on a size 12 Firehole 839 to actually aid in durability. Barbless hooks allow the fly to be removed with far less effort, helping to preserve the deer hair body. Tied dense enough, the little Deer Hair Pete can easily float a dropper fly and the panfish have a hard time destroying them. The rubber legs and flashy Ice Chenille collar help seal the deal for shallow panfish looking for an easy meal. There’s something really special about watching a big bluegill hover inches below this bug, knowing that they are going to slurp it down. And if you never thought you’d cast a deer hair bug on a 3wt or smaller rod, here’s your chance! I tie this bug in three colors, mainly. Yellow/black, chartreuse/black, and all black are my colors of choice. Cast it, twitch it, and when a fish comes up to investigate, do not move it.  The fish will take care of the rest!"

Material List
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Hook: Firehole Sticks 839 Streamer Hook - 12
Thread 2: 6/0 UNI-Thread Waxed - Chartreuse
Thread 2: Veevus GSP - White - 200 Denier
Tail 1: Bruiser Blend Junior Dubbing - Dirty Chartreuse
Legs: Grizzly Flutter Legs - Black Barred Fl. Fire Orange
Body: Ice Chenille - Black - Medium
Head: Nature's Spirit Deer Belly Hair - Fl. Chartreuse
Eyes: Fish Skull Living Eyes - Fire (Orange Red) - 4mm

Other tools from the tutorial:
SF Fugly Packer - Original
Double Edge Razor Blades
Fly Tyer's Z-Ment