Clouser Minnow

The Clouser Minnow is a staple of North East Saltwater Fly fishing. Its darting and falling action coupled with ability to get down to bottom-hugging fish makes it a highly productive pattern. It can be tied in a variety of sizes and the proper placement of the dumbell eyes ensures that the hook-point rides upwards, thus reducing snags on rocks and vegetation.

Materials

  • Hook: Mustad 94833, 34007 or 34011 (any standard streamer hook that is stainless will work)
  • Thread: 3/0 prewaxed
  • Bottom Wing: white buck tail or calf tail
  • Flash: silver or pearl Krystal flash
  • Top Wing: yellow, olive, chartreuse or blue buck tail or calf tail