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flytyer



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:30 am    Post subject: Clouser Minnow Reply with quote
Where does the clouser minnow work best? Are there any specific colors that work better for specific fish? Thanks Very Happy
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Martin Joergensen
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Flytyer,

I think the only sane reply would be everywhere!

Not quite true of course. A Clouser is hardly as useful on a spring creek or a gin clear salmon river, but for most saltwater, lake and stream fishing you wouldn't be bad off with a Clouser.

And colors?

Well, I like them natural (brown, black, grey, olive), but I actually think the most productive Clouser ever is the chartreuse/white one, which Bob Clouser also ties.

It's a truly universal pattern that will do well in most places.

Martin

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The clouser is a nice tying principle.
If I tie clousers in smaller sizes (I fish them with good success in size 8 and 10), I replace the bucktail with squirrel or polar fox hair. Make sure you place the eyes a good distance from the frontof the fly,
TL
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks, hares ear! Very Happy
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Sal-Man



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:38 am    Post subject: one of my favorite patterns Reply with quote

black and blue with a hint of purple and red flsh

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hares ear



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Mark,
what hook size did you tie those on? The look a little fatter that the ones I used to tie for stripers.
What fish are you using them for?
Please see this link http://www.fliegenfischer-forum.de/flobauma.html
for the above mentioned changes in tying materials,
TL and dry socks
Florian

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello hares ear, this color scheme was tied for conditions of low light or stained water and primarily for Stripers in the California Delta !
The hook is from the local fly shop #tfs 7258 salt water size 2, strong hook and a sharp point !

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi!
The picture is great! I appreciate all the advice. Thanks! Very Happy
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