How do you fish a Clouser minnow? To hook more fish on your Clouser Minnow or almost any other streamer, you must never stop stripping the fly. Remember that this fly is designed to imitate
How do you fish a Clouser minnow?
To hook more fish on your Clouser Minnow or almost any other streamer, you must never stop stripping the fly. Remember that this fly is designed to imitate a minnow that is darting to escape from a predator. If you’re retrieving your fly and a fish hits it but doesn’t get hooked, keep stripping.
What can you catch with a Clouser minnow?
One fly that has been a crossover pattern for several years is Bob Clouser’s Clouser Minnow. The original tie was a simple combination of dyed bucktail, tied on a streamer hook. It has proven effective in salt water for redfish, snook, and bonefish. In fresh water it has caught trout, bass, and carp.
What size hooks for Clouser minnows?
Hook: Mustad 34007 saltwater hook, sizes 1/0 through 8.
How big are Clouser minnows eyes?
Keep in mind, one of the best minnow patterns ever created, the Clouser Minnow, utilizes dumbbell eyes as a key component. Dumbbell eyes are available in a wide range of sizes and styles. As a guide use ¼ inch eyes on hook sizes 2 or larger, 7/32nd inch for size 4 and 3/16th for size 6.
What color is a Clouser minnow?
Chartreuse and white is a classic combination but pink, olive, read or blue and white are also good bets. Each design is enhanced by a little crystal flash too. There are many YouTube videos that show how to tie a Clouser minnow but the best is the one in which Bob Clouser himself actually explains the fly.
What is a crab fly?
Crab fly (Hippoboscidae spp.) Crab flies (Hippoboscidae spp.) are blood sucking flies resembling large lice. Horses exposed to these flies persistently, such as in the New Forest, tolerate the flies well whilst naïve animals suffer intense irritation.
How do you tie a Clouser minnow to a fly?
Tying A Clouser Minnow. Now tie in the bucktail on the top of the hook starting in front of the hook eye, over the top of the dumb eyes. Secure the bucktail at the rear of the dumbell eyes. Take a few strands of flashabou and tie them in on the right and left side of the fly.
What makes a Clouser Deep Minnow go deeper?
Properly tied, the Clouser Deep Minnow should have a gap between the bucktail and the hook shank just ahead of the eye. This “sled” helps it bounce off snags and rough bottom. He began using the bead-clicking Clousers in the surf at Sandy Hook as a way to go deeper and get in the strike zone.
How did Bob Clouser retrieve his minnows?
Bob Clouser’s original retrieve method is based on a snappy little tweak at the end of the strip that he calls the Susquehanna Strip. In his book Clouser’s Flies he writes, “This technique accelerates and pauses the fly during the retrieve so that when stripped back, it darts like a fleeing baitfish.
What kind of minnow is best for striped bass?
The Deep Minnow is a great spring opener. Peter Jenkins of The Saltwater Edge in Rhode Island starts off the early summer window for striped bass with a standard chartreuse Clouser tied in a thin sand eel-style profile.