Lefty’s Deceiver Belt-Signed (engraved) Limited Edition



Description: Taf Schaefer Design, in concert with fly fishing legend Lefty Kreh and the not-for-profit conservation organization Stripers Forever, announces a fund-raising project with the issuance of a bronze belt buckle featuring a sculpted version of the world renowned “Lefty’s Deceiver” Fly. The buckle, crafted by designer/sculptor Taf Schaefer, has been fully endorsed and signed by Lefty Kreh, the father of fly fishing and creator of the original Deceiver Fly… a true collaboration. In the summer of 2016 Lefty was asked to be involved in the “Lefty’s Deceiver Buckle” Project, his response was, “I am both humbled and grateful that people throughout my life have been kind and helpful. I try to give back and will be flattered to help out.” Schaefer’s design was inspired by the Deceiver Fly personally tied by Lefty in 2016. The acclaimed artist Sam Aronson’s painting of Lefty’s Deceiver was a huge success at auction to benefit striped bass conservation. The painting inspired the Bronze Signed, Limited Edition “Lefty’s Deceiver” Belt and the Regular Edition Lefty’s Deceiver Belt.

Signed (engraved) Limitied Edition of 100
-Includes a Chestnut Leather Strap
-Net Profits to Benefit Wild Striped Bass Conservation

Bio: Taf Schaefer was inspired by her early years on Cape Cod, where the freedom to explore the surrounding beaches and oceans created a personal nexus for her between art and science. Building on that inspiration Schaefer uses research and hands on modeling and carving to realize her designs. Accordingly, her work is highly collectable as evidenced by her position as the top selling designer at Steuben Glass for 15 plus years. Whether it’s carving stone, sculpting wax, designing glass or creating collectible belt buckles in silver, bronze and brass, Taf’s process involves an immersion in research, a drive to explore materials and taking on challenges that expand her horizons.

Handmade in the USA – www.tafschaefer.comtaf@tafschaefer.com – 603-969-3060

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs


Stripers Forever
209 Winn Road
Falmouth, ME 04105


Welcome to the official web site for Stripers Forever, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to making the striped bass a gamefish. By eliminating commercial exploitation of the #1 recreational saltwater fishery on the east coast, over 3,000,000 recreational anglers will enjoy the social and financial benefits that will come from an improved striped bass population.


Stripers Forever advocates for the conservation and responsible stewardship of wild striped bass along the Atlantic Coast.

Stripers Forever, a non-profit, internet-based conservation organization, seeks game fish status for wild striped bass on the Atlantic Coast in order to significantly reduce striper mortality, to provide optimum and sustainable public fishing opportunities for anglers from Maine to North Carolina, and to secure the greatest socio-economic value possible from the fishery.

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