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What colors & sizes do I need?

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I'm new to tying and salt fishing. I'm planning a quick trip to the Panama City area and plan to fish from shore/wade (1st trip). I'm tying clousers now and getting the hang of it. FUN I have a supply of #2 and #4 mustad hooks,xsmall and small lead eyes. I plan to tie about 3 dozen for the trip. What color combos do You recommend? Which size eyes would be best on my hook sizes? Any info will help. I'm enjoying the heck out of this and havn't even caught a fish yet.

 

Thanks in advance.

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For colors in the salt anywhere you can't go wrong with chartreuse over white. Also, pink and chartreuse (electric chicken), all white and all black or black and purple for if the water is darker. The color combinations are endless really. For eyes, it depends on how fast the current or tide is. For #2 or #4, I usually use extra small or small lead dumbell eyes. If you are going to wade a shallow flat instead of the beach you may want to do some with bead chain eyes as well to make them lighter

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thanks, i'll tie a couple of each color on both size hooks. i'll add some flash to these as well. if you think of anything else please let me know.

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Capt. Bob LeMay's whitewater clouser is saltwater (and freshwater) staple for me. I cant tie them quite as good as him, but give em a shot.

 

This one is poorly tied (im pretty critical of myself lol) but it gives you the idea. I was using a kinked hook because I had a ton so the eyes are kind of far back leading to a long head. Also the thread here is orange for the hook shank, I now use, a fire red-orange thread. It is almost always the first pattern I throw. Maybe the capt himself will chime in on this..

 

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As far as hook size, I usually go 1/0 or 2/0 but its a matter of preference. 2's should work just fine. Do a mixture of heavy eyes, lighter eyes, etc.

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