Sunday, June 07, 2020

June featured fly - Clouser Minnow

Originally designed by Bob Clouser for smallmouth bass in the late 80’s, the Clouser Minnow is perhaps the most effective fly ever created for both fresh and saltwater. It has been used all over the world for dozens of species. It imitates a number of baitfish species on the Gulf Coast and elsewhere. When suspended under a VOSI (fly rodder’s popping cork) it can be very effective for marsh seatrout.

Popular color combinations for wing/tail are: chartreuse/white, blue/white, purple/yellow, white/white, black/black, olive/white. 

Hook: Daiichi 2141, Mustad 34007 or equivalent, sizes 1 or 2
Thread: UTC 140 Denier or Danville Flat
Eyes: Dumbell eyes, 1/60 or 1/40 ounce
Tail/Body: White Bucktail.
Wing: Bucktail, various colors.
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash