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Pattern Clouser Minnow
Clouser Minnow
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Category Streamers
Entered Thu, 30 Sep 2004
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Hook: TMC 811S #2/0-6 Thread: 3/0 or 6/0 white Eyes: Painted Lead Eyes, sized to hook Belly: White Bucktail Flash: Gold Krystal Flash or color of choice Back: Chartreuse Bucktail Nose Tag: Chartreuse tying thread
Pattern Description
The Clouser Minnow was invented by Bob Clouser as a smallmouth bass pattern. It imitates a baitfish as well as any pattern ever conceived and has taken more types of fish than any other pattern I know of. I use Clousers for bonefish, bass, pike, trout and anything else that eats bait fish, which is everything! The lead eyes give the fly a jigging motion when retrieved and invert the fly so it doesn't snag on the bottom like other heavily weighted patterns. Don't overlook this pattern, it IS very simple but it really does work. It can be tied in a variety of color combinations. My favorites are chartreuse and white, tan and white, brown and white, all white and all black but the range is only limited by your imagination.