I want to try my hand at tying some small Clousers on a Mustad 3366 #8 hook. The #8 b10s was sold out. I will be casting with a five weight rod, weight forward line. My target will be panfish, primarily bluegills in a large reservoir. If I catch crappie, that's a real plus. I'll be fishing from a boat, probably casting toward the bank, blowdowns, docks, and anything else I find that looks like panfish. The pattern will be blue over white. First, do I need krystal flash as a part of the pattern?
My supplier lists dumbbell eyes as "Large," "Medium," "Smal," and "Extra Small. " The colors available are "Chartreuse," "Pearl," "Red," and Yellow, only the "Pearl" is sold out in the Extra Small size. So what color and what sizes do I want? I don't like casting weighted flies anyway, so I'm thinking either "Small" or "Extra Small."