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Clouser Swap II

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#31 vicrider

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 12:47 AM

The only thing about clousers or that style of tie, and I've been doing them much of the day, is that when I turn the fly over to work on the bottom of the hook I tend to job myself continuously. I purpose use red thread so the blood doesn't mess up the color too much. Start material, smooth it back, jab finger, move up slide back, jab thumb. Other than that I don't mind clousers and actually finished mine today. I did spend quite a bit of time at vise to do it though. Not a fast tie for me and I can never get the nice looking head wraps a lot of guys can. Clouser is based on my favorite color of streamer, the Mickey Finn.

 

I should add on here that if any you guys are steelheaders I used a low water salmon hook which gives a nice platform for the dumbbell eye. Between the bright eye and the body and color combo, I would love to had this when I fished the steelhead on a regular basis in MN, WI, and MI. I can't help but think it would be very attractive to them and the hook is plenty strong for any size you run into.



#32 JasonV

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

I was thinking about that last time I tied Clousers. When I turn the fly I started spiking my thumb holding the material on purpose so I did not stick myself harder. 



#33 Jolly Red

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 06:37 PM

I think I'm going to try a tiny piece of foam stuck to the point to reduce the punctures.  If anyone else tries this, let us know if it helps or just gets in the way.



#34 vicrider

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:47 PM

Dang Jolly Red, no way it could work. Too simple and makes perfect sense. How could something like that work? LOL

 

I also have some lures with trebles that come from the store with a little piece of clear plastic over the hooks. Something else to try. Dang, I'm already finished with mine and the bandaids should come off within the next week.



#35 BuzFly

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:42 AM

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Jason ask if I would do these for the swap and I agreed.

It could be construed as a very very loose interpretation of a Clouser.

Show us what you got and pimp out your Clousers.

We all can attach an eye, some flash and a two clumps of bucktail or other material to a hook.

Time to step it up a few notches.

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#36 JasonV

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 12:24 PM

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Jason ask if I would do these for the swap and I agreed.

It could be construed as a very very loose interpretation of a Clouser.

Show us what you got and pimp out your Clousers.

We all can attach an eye, some flash and a two clumps of bucktail or other material to a hook.

Time to step it up a few notches.

Brad  

Awesome! That is perfect!



#37 joseph russell

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 03:59 PM

Sweet

#38 JasonV

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:06 PM

I received a great looking set of Clouser's from Saltybum today! Thank you!



#39 flyfishingdom

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

Just finished applying head cement on my last clouser variation. I'm ready for the address in a PM whenever you have a chance. Thanks!



#40 JasonV

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

Sent. Thank you!



#41 JasonV

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 12:39 AM

I received a sweet looking set of clousers from vicrider today! Thank you.



#42 Jolly Red

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:40 PM

Got mine off this morning.



#43 vicrider

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:12 AM

I'm going to have to set traps in my den. Seems like I have an infestation.

 

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#44 JasonV

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 09:24 AM

Sweet! I assume that was meant to go to the Mouse swap thread. :)



#45 vicrider

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

HA...So that's why I checked it and couldn't figure out how I forgot to post it when I knew I'd set it all up. I did post it, just not in the right place. Suppose I could add some barbell eyes to it and call it a clmouser fly.







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