Foul-Proof Clouser Minnow – Jay Nicholas Summer 2020

Listen up all you faithful readers of the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog. I understand that you might be tired of seeing Jay (me) tie yet maybe the one hundredth version of a clouser deep minnow.

Well Let me tell you right here and now that you can NEVER have too many Clousers or enough versions of this fly in sizes from an inch long to twelve inches long. Of course the little shirty will need really small dumbbells properly sized to the hook and same for the big fly but honestly, this fly rocks the world.

This here fly in this video is offered mostly for entertainment while in self isolation – but the idea of wrapping both belly and back hair all the way to the end of the shank is a little on the novel side. I first saw this done in honestly 2003 in a fly shop in Eugene Oregon.

The fly I saw way back then had a black thread wrap but the fly in this video has my favorite Danville’s 210 D white. Remember you can tie this fly with all kinds of hooks and all kinds of materials, but i used bucktail for this beauty.

And you can use different colored threads or you may use a Copic marker in light blue, red, tan, olive or something to blend in with your fly’s subtleties.

I fish Clousers tied like this for black rockfish and you should consider this approach if you want to REALLY toughen up your fly.

I hope you all have fun with this, whether or not you actually tie one — please stay safe and get ready to fish as soon as this awfulness passes.

Jay – Summer 2020

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No-Foul Clouser Minnow:

Hook: Gamakatsu SC15 2/0
Thread: Veevus GSP 150d White
Eyes: Hareline Double Pupil Brass Eyes Lg. Chartreuse
Wing: Bucktail Chartreuse & Blue
Flashabou Red
Marker: Copic Marker
Glue: Zap A Gap

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