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Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser Book
written by Clint Craft

Beautiful photography and clear, concise writing makes Clouser's Flies a superior fly-tying book, one that's truly in a league of its own.
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ClouserIf you've ever wanted to learn how to tie the Clouser Deep Minnow or any of its variations, or if you simply want to improve your streamer tying techniques, there is no better authority on the subject than Bob Clouser, the creator of the famous Clouser Minnow. With step-by-step instructions that include highly-detailed color photography, Bob Clouser walks the tier through the process of creating 17 of his most popular patterns. Clouser also offers insight into how the fly was developed and why he's chosen the specific materials for each recipe, encouraging readers to adapt the patterns to his or her own conditions.

Clouser's Flies is broken into four parts. Part one, "Tying Clouser Flies," focuses on the materials used and fundamental tying techniques used to tie the patterns within the book. This section includes great information concerning material selection and helpful insight on various tying techniques used to attach materials to the hook, including the pinch wrap, gathering wrap, fold-in method, cross wrap mounts and thread torque tips. While the expert advice found in this section should prove invaluable to beginning tiers, even advanced tiers will appreciate the back-to-basics section due to Clouser's clear, unpretentious, easy-going tone.

The remaining parts are divided into three categories: "Baitfish: The Clouser Deep Minnow and Variations," "Subsurface Freshwater Foods" and "Surface Flies." The meat and potatoes of the book, these sections provide detailed tying instruction for Clouser's most popular and productive flies:

  • The Original Clouser Deep Minnow
  • Fur Strip Clouser
  • Rattle Clouser
  • Super Hair Deep Minnow 
  • Half and Half 
  • Foxee Redd Minnow 
  • Purple Darter
  • Clouser Madtom
  • Clouser Crayfish
  • Clouser Hellgrammite
  • Clouser Swimming Nymph
  • Clouser Crippled Minnow
  • The Suspender 
  • EZ Popper
  • Clouser Floating Minnow 
  • Bright Sides Minnow 
  • Clouser Drake

Beautiful photography and clear, concise writing makes Clouser's Flies a superior fly-tying book, one that's truly in a league of its own. Full-color and hardbound, Clouser's Flies contains 184 pages of expert instruction with over 650 color photos, making it an excellent addition to any fly angler's home library.



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