The Bluff Pass (aka Bluff Shift and Mock Pass) is a card sleight for controlling a playing card, that has been replaced back into the middle of the deck, to the second card (usually) from the top. The named was coined in 1928 by Frederick Montague.
- Dr. Elliott (ca. 1915 and 1923) Sources ???
- Frederick Montague The "Bluff" Pass and Palm, page 75 in Westminster Wizardry (1928) - brought the card to the top.
- What Next! by Tommy Tucker (1936) - brought the card second to the top.
- Greater Magic (1938), page 185 - Tommy Tucker's version
- Bobby Bernard's Tabled Bluff Pass in Apocalypse, Vol 4, No. 5, May 1981
- The Marlo-Thompson Bluff Pass, page 2 in Card Finesse written by Jon Racherbaumer (1982)
- Don England's Tilt Bluff Pass in Apocalypse, Vol. 5, No. 9 Sept. 1982.
- Gordon Bruce's FFULB RO SSAP KCOM in Spell-Binder, Vol. 3, No. 28, August 1983
- Roger Klause's Bluff Bluff Pass in Roger Klause in Concert by Lance Pierce (1991)
- Aaron Fisher's Bluff Replacement Subtlety in The Paper Engine (2002)
Who can determine if Fechter's Bluff Pass in Magician Nitely (1974) or Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter by Jerrt Mentzer (1993) is a Pass of the same kind of approach because I haven't these books.
- Conjuring Credits' article on cards:bluff_pass