I'm a big fan of the deceiver too. I usually use a blue over white with a topping of herl.
Here's a couple patterns i use (colors are washed out for some reason in the pic). If I were you I'd tie these on a SW hook like a Mustad 34007 (or the less expensive 3407) if there is any chance you might be wandering near SW down the road, and these are great flies for the salt too and the hooks will work fine in freshwater, but FW hooks will corrode pretty quickly in SW.
If I've figured it out a pic should be somewhere around here.
top blue over white deceivers 1/0,
chartreuse over white clouser
chartreuse deceiver 3/0 (for murky stained water, all black is also good, I usually tie them a bit bigger than the 1/0's I normally use on an 8 for off colored water). These chart colored flies can be killer on bass that feed on silvery fish in stained water. This one has actually earned a retirement after catching a decent tarpon in a black water hole deep in the everglades backcountry
deceivers -blue over white and olive over white with a grizzly tail
Tabory Snake Fly 2/0- basically I just tie it like a deceiver with a spun muddler head and a bit of marabou behind the deer hair collar, V wake these across the surface. A lot of fun to fish, especially at night. It's a great mullet imitation too if you do the SW thing on a 2/0 hook
Bucktail deceiver, tied with a bucktail tail instead of saddle hackle 2/0 These are a quick and easy tie and work well too.
You can just whip these up in whatever sizes and colors and profiles match your bait fish, or get creative and go crazy.
The only advice I'd add is to keep them sparse (easier to cast and more action in the water).
Some other patterns you might want to try if you've caught them deep on jigs are heavily weighted Half and Halfs and some sort of rabbit strip fly (the rabbit strip flies are like casting a wet mop, but are effective). You can use these to dredge deep holes, and drag them up and over humps from a boat when you really need to get down especially if you don't need to cast far and can use the drift of the boat to cover the bottom. I like them in white, chartreuse, black and "blurple" (black rear, purple front). Black and Chartreuse seem to be the most visible in deep or colored water.
The half and half is just a love child of a deceiver (rear half saddle tail) and a clouser (front half). Half & Half / Deep Deceiver - SaltwaterFlies.com
There are a lot of flies out there like rabbit strip mega divers etc with a deer hair head, but to get deep I'd make a simple one. To sort of make it up as i go along here, something like-
-tie a heavy pair of hour glass eyes on the bottom of the shank (not on top like a clouser). The fly will ride hook point down.
-add lead wraps if you want
-tie in body material- chenille , sparkle braid whatever and a bit of flash if you want.
-tie in ribbing wire
-tie in rabbit zonker strip on top of hook shank above barb,
-work thread forward, wrap body material
-pull over rabbit strip and lock down with rib
-If you want to get fancy you can make a 360 collar of marabou, cross cut rabbit strip or a wound collar of hackle, with a contrasting color if you want to really rock it, or just fish it as is without a collar.
good luck! Keep us posted on what you come up with.