Published Apr 25. 2014 - 5 years ago
Updated or edited Mar 31. 2019

Patriot Clouser Minnow

This is a Clouser I sometimes refer to as the Patriot, because it incorporates Red, White, and Blue. Not going to explain that, you'll either get it or not and it doesn't make a difference either way. This Clouser has lured Chinook, Coho, Black Rockfish, and Ling Cod to my tippets, and I will always carry at least a few of these flies when I am near an estuary or in the ocean.

Jay Nicholas

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Overall Length = 3.5"
Thread: Danvile's 210 D Chartreuse
Hook: #2/0 Gamakatsu SL 12 S
Belly: Steve Farrar's Blend -- UV White
Top: Steve Farrar's Blend -- Electric Yellow/Bleeding Red/Herring Back
Lateral Line: Lateral Flash
Eyes: Hareline Painted Lead Eyes -- Large Chartreuse
Cure Goo: Hydro

Martin Joergensen

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