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How do you fish a Clouser minnow?

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 is a Zonker fly?

A zonker is a fly made from a strip of fur. The strips are known as zonker strips and they have the hide attached. Once waterlogged, this softens and create a fly with bulk that pulsates when retrieved. It’s great for larger flies, such as streamers and pike fly patterns.

What size hooks for Clouser minnows?

Hook: Mustad 34007 saltwater hook, sizes 1/0 through 8. Thread: White Danville Flat-Waxed, 6/0. Eyes: Dumbell eyes (size to match hook).

How do you tie deceiver flies?

Fly tying instructions

  1. Put the hook in the vise.
  2. Prepare 6-8 saddle hackles, 3-4 for each wing.
  3. Tie in several strands of flash on each side of the tail.
  4. Tie in a small bunch of bucktail low on each side of the hook.
  5. Tie in a third, longer bunch of bucktail on top of the hook shank.
  6. Tie in the darker topping.

What should I use to tie my Clouser minnow?

Depending on the size of the fly and the sink rate you want to achieve, various sizes and metal alloys are used. They include, brass, aluminum, and tungsten. On very small Clouser Minnows, you can even use two sections of a bathroom plug chain. Used to secure the eyes on the hook after some thread wraps. This adds to the durability of the fly.

What kind of fish do Bob Clouser minnows catch?

Bob Clouser’s creation is one of the most versatile streamers you can have in your box. Saltwater action on the Atlantic Coast is heating up, so it’s time to stock up on baitfish patterns for stripers, bluefish, and false albacore.

What kind of thread do you use to tie a Clouser?

Depending on the species you are targeting, Clousers can be tied on hooks ranging from size 6 to 8/0. Make use of a medium to heavy thread. I recommend Danville 210 Denier Flat Waxed in white. If you want a different colored head, you can swop the white thread out with your desired color/material when finishing the fly.

What’s the best way to tie a fly?

In today’s tie, we’re going to tie one of the most popular patterns, the Olive & White Clouser Minnow Fly. Place the hook between the jaws of the vice and lock it in place. Ensure that the hook is secured properly to prevent it from moving around while you’re tying the fly.