Jay Nicholas’s Chartreuse Chinook Salmon Clouser Fly Tying Video

One of the classic streamer patterns of all time. The Deep Clouser Minnow catches everything from Barracuda to Smallmouth Bass. Jay demonstrates how to tie his Chinook Salmon killer Clouser in the video below.–CD

Jay Nicholas's  Chinook Salmon Clouser Chartreuse and white

Jay Nicholas’s Chartreuse Chinook Salmon Clouser

Hook: TMC 811S # 2
Thread: White Lagartun X-Strong 150 D
Eyes: Hareline Pseudo Eyes
Underbelly: White Bucktail, Chartreuse Krystal Flash
Overwing: Lime Green Bucktail

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4 Responses to Jay Nicholas’s Chartreuse Chinook Salmon Clouser Fly Tying Video

  1. David Swart says:

    Love the Clouser , started using Poly-bear & other synthetic materials like the durability good article/video catches everything from bass to salmon.

  2. two dogs says:

    So what you’re saying here is that instead of giving us his
    Favorite patterns……good old Jay slipped us a bass
    Fly?? Long suspected he had warm water
    Inclinclinations. Ha! Actually that is a very good pattern
    And if tied correctly will even catch the wiley SRC. As previously
    noted by the tier this pattern is well known in the
    Puget Sound area.

  3. Bert says:

    I remember an alternate explanation for adding a little bit of red near the head of baitfish patterns. When the prey wheels away from the predator, it exposes the gill flap revealing the bright red gill structures. From behind, the big fish interprets the red flash just like a turn signal — “Someone ahead is changing directions.”

  4. Rick B. says:

    I substitute the Eagle Claw 413-1, for the TMC 811S #2, and then tie the Clouser weedless (hook up & the eyes hanging off the bottom of the hook).

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