|Hook: Any standard streamer hook.
Ex. Mustad - 94833 or 3407 plated or 34011 stainless.
Thread: 3/0 brown prewaxed
Bottom Wing: orange buck or calf tail.
Flash: gold or copper krystal flash.
Top Wing: brown buck or calf tail.
Note. I used Brown and Orange color combo for good contrast with white background in Illustrations.
The Couser Minnow streamer is a fly that should be in every fly fisherman's fly box. The old saying "Don't leave home without it!" applies to this fly like no other. I have caught smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sunfish, suckers, seatrout, flounder, brook trout, rainbows and browns with this fly. People I know have caught dozens of other species of fresh and saltwater fish using the Clouser Minnow. I know, it really is a lead head jig and technically is not a proper fly at all, but even you dry fly purist should have one tucked away in your vest where your buddies can't see it. It has saved many a slow day and produced the biggest fish of the day. The Clouser Minnow is tied in many color schemes and some with painted or chrome plated lead eyes.
|1. Tie in Lead Eyes|