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A Mickey Finn for Finnatics
I tend to play with the construction of a fly and keep the coloration. One of my favorites is a Micky Finn color scheme but the hair I use is arctic fox and the tie is a mini-clouser style with bead
The Essential Fly Box
Joshpilon, I'm glad you made your choice and it saved me stepping in as a moderator and making you change your pick if you went with wooly bugger. The thing is almost all of have wooly buggers to last
Boca Surf
For peacock flies, I pretty much only throw 2 patterns. Any kind of brightly colored clouser in #2-4, and then the same-size fly with marabou/finn for the tail, ep brush for the body, and then eyes. C
Best Tyer Ever?
Define best. Most innovative, precise, does beautiful work, ties the most difficult flies, most prolific, etc.? Genre of flies? Salmon, Trout, Salmon/steelhead, Warm water? The question is a bit b
*NEW* Rolling Weed-guard
Have seen beads on mono on clousers for "rattle". Might add a bead next to the glued one for lil extra.....Brass / glass make better sound than plastic. Just a thought. Get too much prolly miss s
Fifty Fly Project
Clouser Minnow, Bob Clouser, 1988
"The Indispensables" Swap
I'll attempt a classic clouser minnow.
Carrying two rods
I quit the two rod approach two years ago this month. I was wading the Cumberland River - had a Sage 4200 series with a spare spool - one spooled with 5 wt floating - the other 6 wt sinking. Wasn̵
Looking for panfish ideas
I use small clouser style flys tied on a b10s with chain eyes blue over white works well.
Fishing report, Everglades Flamingo, 2 May
As usual most of my anglers aren't using fly gear - but the last one listed was..... and those tripletail will take a properly presented Clouser almost any day you find them - and they're a sight-fish
A tip of the hat to members of this Forum. I made good use of tips, information, and fly patterns found here. They added positively to my trip to Florida. I managed to catch Ladyfish, Spotted sea trou
Fly Tier's Reunion - Seven Springs, PA (April 27, 2018)
The Fly Tier's Reunion held at Seven Springs in Pennsylvania (Sporting Clay's Lodge) will be April 27, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  There is no cost of admission.  To view updates on the event, che
April Fools Warm Water Swap...
zip those little clouser life flys catch a lot of fish for me, the spun diver with a fly lip also works really well. The line between the gurgler and balanced leech is 12lb.
Catfish on the fly
It's pretty routine to catch channel cats while smallmouth fishing. Flatheads are a different story. I accidentally catch channels all the time. Like fisherboy says, they can be very agreeable to al
What weight dumbbell eyes for Clousers?
Going to tie some Clousers.. What weight eyes are best suited to cast with 7-8 weight lines? I have 1/20, 1/30, 1/40, and 1/60 oz lead eyes. Bob Clouser's book lists 1/20 oz eyes in the 'original Clou
Trolling Flies
When we fly fish for striper I the delta we trip at slow speeds while casting and stripping it back in, most of the time we're using clouser minnows on sinking line.
How much does a large muskie fly weigh when wet?
Sinking line is always going to make pick ups hard, at least they do for me. In my streams I use full floating line and add shot if I need to get the fly down faster. You won't catch as many fish
A Curmudgeon Moment
Rocco, the older I get the more I see things on the opposite end since I don't do much trout fishing. With folks fishing the salt or for bass, all that many are concerned with is specs on rods & h
Keel streamers
Couple unweighted keels and a regular lead eye clouser with dark bucktail collars
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
AGN Thanks! Got yours! I especially like the clouser with the fluffy stuff! Merry Christmas all! Peace on earth!
December flies from the Vise
Actually, fisherboy ... it has THREE points. Which means the hookset pressure is divided by three since there's 3 points of contact instead of one. And using small trebles (lure fishing) it seems th
Crappie fly fishing
I try to target crappies a few times a year on a local lake for a fish fry.     I've also caught them lots of times in lots of places while just fishing.   They have larg
Streamer and other fly recommendations for Hybrids and Striped bass
I have no experience with fishing Texas and I have never fished for striped bass in a lake. I have however fished extensively in the salt for stripers and live to fish their spawning runs up our fresh
Finishing Knots
Typically a whip finish, Ill half hitch if I want to pin back the material near the hook eye or get surgical about things. Ill only use head cement on flies like Clouser, thunder creek, etc, anythin
What flies to start with?
Where can you find lake trout within 1 or 2 hours of Philadelphia? I've lived and fished my entire life in this area and Don't know of a single lake close to philly with lake trout. I assume you are t
Double Bunny Clouser Minnow
Thanks Rocco...     Its tied much like a clouser, its not a clouser, I know its not a clouser Rocco.  But its tied like one.  Kinda like people who take synthetic fiber to tie a cl
Can't do a SBS right now, but if you can tie a regular Supreme Hair Shrimp, this one is not much different except:   1)  I used an Eagle Claw 60degree jig hook (helps turn the hook point up)
Silky Minnow - Underwater Footage
Thanks for the underwater action.  I've wondered about FTD's Water Silk, but never bought any.  Looks like it has nice movement in the water, so now I need to order some.     Is i
Clouser Pattern Bluegill
I would think the sunfishes are the furthest thing from a Clouser pattern.  The Clouser mimics slenderer bait fish ... rather than flat sided sunfish.   Of course, you can tie the Clouser wi
Info for fishing Wisconsin
Rich mc they recommended BWO's size 18 to 22, ants, spiders, hoppers,Woolly buggers, midges sizes 16 to 20. I have some very small clouser minnows tied on size 10 3399 mustads with 5/32 dumbell eyes a
YouTube video links
Any specific kind of flies? Clouser, ep baitfish, para Adams, etc..
Surf fishing in Pensacola, FL area
I would use something like a clouser on the beach
Sparkle Clouser
There are so many variations of the clouser minnow, its hard to keep track of them all.  One of my favorites though is this sparkle clouser.  Especially when I have fish that are super aggre
Finished tying tool collection
I have more tools than carter has pills, including a Renzetti traveler 8 pairs of scissors 3 tye rite bobbins, several ceramic bobbins of different price ranges, two bodkins a Materalli style Whip fin
Catching fish with my beard!
Many people have already asked me to tie a fly with my beard hair, so here it is!  I cut some hair from my beard, then tied a clouser minnow with it.  I even went out and tested it on the wa
Line question - Florida Gulf Coast snook in Augist
The main problem with FW lines used in tropical conditions isn't that they get sticky, although some will, it's that they're too limp in the heat and don't cast well. Tropical lines are stiffer, and w
Is there really a wrong way to tie a fly?
If you are tying an established PATTERN (recipe), then yes follow the accepted procedures. Pick one of any time tested, well known, functional patterns- I don't know, say a White Wulff dry fly for exa
Moving from beginner's vise to a rotary vise
I use a Renzetti Traveler, True rotary and you can add on the clouser arm. I have tied hundreds of dozens of flies with it and have been very pleased with it. they sell these days for about 150.00 to1
Pike Fly Patterns
Can someone point in the direction of some Pike Fly patterns, please? Are there any in the Clouser style? I imagine there is, but I have yet to find what I like. I've never tied for pike before so hel
What is your favorite fly pattern?
Clouser. Period.
Fly Tying Article
1. It's more enjoyable to catch a fish on something I tied.  As well as saving money.   2.  Wyoming   3. Lefty Kreh, Bob Clouser, Lee Wulff     4. Drew Chiccone,  Ni
I tried it.  I was in the fly shop I frequent several years ago when a customer who made frequent trips to Japan came back with one he had picked up for the owner for the small sum of $300.  
Fly Tying Video Fails
Lol poopdeck, well good for you raising such a smart and capable daughter. Sounds like she does some code as well, kinda like me for work. Different kinda code though. Honestly probably more difficu
A few good...flies
Check out and the Ole Florida Flyshop in Watercolor. I have used and recommend both. Can tell you what is going on. Santa Rosa Beach has a cool beach lake. Check it
Best Buys for Vises
I've got the anvil atlas, which I think is a good buy nothing fancy but it holds the hook well and is built like a tank. I don't really use the rotary feature but it is nice to be able to easily turn
Tying streamer flies so hook point will ride up.
if you want it to ride hook point up, you must achieve a cumulative effect of either A) adding enough mass opposite of the bend and point to put the center of gravity below the axis of the shank (this
Trolling a Clouser for bass in a kayak
I have a watermaster raft and I will troll a clouser while I'm rowing out to where I want to fish.  I just lay the rod beside me and I put the reel behind a strap so it will have something to sto
Squishy Head Bluegill
  Err... me? Rio (or other brands of which I am not aware) intermediate or sink tip attachment could help with the soggy materials issue. I am very often amazed when I swim test a fly that
Opinions on this fly, please.
Damn autocorrect clouser not clouded
March Flies From The Vise
3 crayfish, quick, medium, and long ties. I know I'll have more confidence throwing the clouser type one into the big rocks and blow downs. Well see how that translates into fish caught.
When to glue, When not to glue?
For a whip finish I prefer to use none, but rather use two whip finishes, one on top of the other.  When I do use a glue on thread I use Crazy Glue with its brush applicator.  For eyes, I us
Florida Keys Recommendations
Along most of the coast of Florida access is difficult.  If you are not one of the chosen few with millions of $ to stake-out your piece of the pie, it is difficult, especially in the Keys.  
Crappies & Bluegills
Bluegills will hit just about anything you throw their way, extra emphasis on anything with rubber legs and/or marabou. As far as crappie's go I don't think you can wrong with a pink and white clouser
Targeting a new species
I am told that the wooly bugger was originally a small mouth fly.  Dunno about that, but the Clouser nymph sure was.  Lots of baitfish streamer patters too, and, of course, poppers.  Th
Shoal bass patterns
Wooley Bugger.  Or a Clouser.  I've fished for them with some success.  Never fished a specific fly; they seem to like bass flies.  Or a topwater popper when it's appropriate, but
6wt bass line
The rod is fast action. It's a tfo clouser rod.
Single hook Streamers
Clouser Deep MinnowLefty's DeceiverJoe Brooks Blonde seriesHalf-and-Halfthe list is endlessFor baitfish emulators, most of the time simpler is better
Feb flies from the vise
[attachment=60841:unnamed.jpg]"flies" plus hardware- been making a lot of spinners in preparation for the upcoming seasons. When I decide to gear fish I do really well with these styles of lures. The
Supreme Super Hair
I would like to tie up some clousers using supreme super hair.  My question is once I tie in the super hair and cut off the length I would like it to be the end of the clouser will just be straig
Help finding tying video
Thought I bookmarked a streamer video and now can't find it. Does anyone remember looking at a video in the last month that was a clouser style fly. It was weighted, used a dubbing loop to dub a fish
Panfish Swap With A Twist
I'd like to do the clouser if available
For All You Guys Tying Flies or Fly 'Parts' With Mono...
I tie some flies with mono thread, but not sure about the diameter. No problem that I've noticed with epoxy, or Sally Hansen's which is what I use for head cement. Occasionally have used CA glues, but
Atlanta (Duluth, actually) Fly Fishing Show Feb. 3-4
Just a reminder, the show is this coming weekend.  If you are in the area, find time to come by.  The show will feature Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh, Gary Borger, Joe Humphries, Simon Gawesworth
January Flies from the Vise
BCT ... Kimo posted your fly ... and until I read his description, I thought it was one of his. You've got the pattern down.  Very nicely done!   Mike ... looks like you're getting a good st
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