Clouser Minnow, Shad Gray & White (click on the photo for detail view and recipe)
Tier - Andy (amflyfishing) / Size 6 shown
Hook - Mustad 3366
Sizes - 4 to 10
Thread - White (body) & Gray (head)
Eyes – Black Lead Dumbbell
Tail - White Bucktail
Body - White Tying Thread
Wing - Shad Gray Bucktail over Silver Krystal Flash
The black lead dumbbell is mounted on top of the hook shank to invert the hook.
The Clouser Minnow was designed by Bob Clouser and has become one of the most popular streamer patterns for both freshwater and saltwater species. The key for this pattern success is that the fly is always in motion. Even while this fly is at rest, the bucktail and flash materials slithers suggestively. The weighted dumbbell eyes on the hook imparts a dipping and darting motion ... along with a hook-up swimming configuration and makes this fly virtually snag-free.