We all have favorites and this is my favorite un-conventional Clouser because I rarely see fellow saltwater anglers using orange and black as principle color combinations in their Clousers.
I chose these colors with juvenile rockfish in mind but I would be loathe to claim that a black Rockfish or Ling cod thinks that this fly, specifically, is that baby bottom-fish when inhaling it somewhere in the depths below the Dory where I am bracing my knees and patiently strip-retrieving.
Whatever. The fly looks beautiful and the fish eat it; what more do I need to know.
Overall Length = 5”
Thread: Danville’s 210 D Green Chartreuse
Hook: #3/0 Mustad 3407
Eyes: Unpainted Lead – XL Large
Belly: Steve Farrar’s Blend – Bleeding Gray
Lateral Wing: Steve Farrar’s Blend – Hot Orange
Back: Steve Farrar’s Blend – Bleeding Black
Cure Goo: Hydro and Tack Free