Clouser Minnow, Olive (click on the photo for a detail view and recipe)
Tier - Andy (amflyfishing) / Size 6 shown
Hook - Mustad 3366
Sizes - 2 to 10
Thread - White
Eyes - Black Lead Dumbbell
Belly - White Bucktail
Wing - Olive Bucktail over Gold Krystal Flash
Nose - Olive Thread
The black lead dumbbell (eyes) 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.