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Open water Chinook Clouser Minnow
This Saltwater Clouser fly fishes well in the both open ocean and estuaries. The texture of the Electric Yellow fibers are not as pleasing to my likes as most of the Steve Farrar's Blends, but it is bright and I use in sparingly to spice up this fly.
I have tied Clousers in diverse sizes, materials, & colors, and the Clouser is among a handful of fly styles that merits the attention of most fly tyers and fly anglers. Granted, a 3" Clouser would not be my first choice when fishing over Spring Creek Trout when they are keying on # 20 Mayfly Spinners. Still, I love the Clouser. If you are familiar with the fly, you already get it. If not, I encourage you to begin working on your Clouser tying and fishing skills.
Overall Length = 3.5"
Thread: Danvile's 210 D Green Chartreuse
Hook: #2/0 Mustad 3407
Throat: Pink Gliss N Glow
Belly: Steve Farrar's Blend -- UV White
Top: Steve Farrar's Blend Electric Yellow/Bleeding Mackerel /Bleeding Black
Lateral Line: Lateral Flash
Eyes: Hareline Painted Lead Eyes -- Large Chartreuse
Cure Goo: Hydro