tied by cornmuse Fly Type:Streamers, Target Species:Freshwater Bass, Recommended Region:Central US, Imitation:Crayfish, Material List: Mixed Media - I have found this to be an excellent late summer/early autumn river smallie pattern. Obviously this is a variation of a Clouser. Tight lines!
Hook: Mustad 3366 size 2, 4, or 6
Thread: Rusty Orange 6/0
Eyes: Gold plated Deep Sea eyes
Belly: 6 to 10 strands of black speckled pumpkin sililegs
Flash Material: 4 to 8 strands of copper crystal flash
Wing: Red Fox tail fur, tied short and bushy. Don't comb out the underfur! Tying Instructions: Tied in the fashion of a Clouser minnow. Secure the lead eyes. Tie the ten sili-legs in by folding over the tying thread and starting the tie in front of the eyes. Catch the legs with three or four wraps before making a collar behind the eyes. Invert the hook, add four strands of copper flash and then tie in the wing bushy and shorter than the sili-legs. Presentation Tips: Fish this on a long flourocarbon tippet. Cast upstream or up-and-across and retrieve downstream with a hopping motion. A great crayfish imitation and an even better johnny darter imitation.
Large Double Sided Clear Lid Waterproof Streamer Fly Box - 6.5" x 4.5" x 1.75" Great product; perfect fly storage - easy to see flies I love this flybox. The micro slits hold even #18 midges securely. The box holds stacks of flies; is easy to operate one handed and the best thing is being able to look at your flies whilst deciding which one is next with the lid shut. My fishing buddy is scheming a way to get his hands on this box!... read more