View Full Version : My very first fly - Clouser Minnow

12-06-2006, 11:19 PM
I am new to tying and decided to try a Clouser Minnow for my first fly. :)



12-07-2006, 01:23 PM
Looks great! I have caught lots of Smallies with this color of Clouser minnow.
We can't thank Bob Clouser enough for inventing it! ;D

12-08-2006, 12:55 AM
griff, I think you're taking the same tying class I am in january. what are you doing getting a head start? ;D fly looks great though.

12-08-2006, 09:57 AM
I just got my vise and tools and a few materials in and I couldn't resist.

Byron Begley
12-08-2006, 11:54 AM

Your Clouser looks great. Good color choice too. Lefty says, "if it aint chartreuse, it aint no use".


12-09-2006, 12:04 AM
so did you whip finish that thing or what? ;)

12-09-2006, 01:34 AM
so did you whip finish that thing or what? * ;)

Actually I did, but it took a couple (or 3) tries to get it right. :)

David Knapp
12-09-2006, 12:20 PM
That's a good looking fly, it will catch fish for sure. Beware that the fly tying addiction will balloon just like everything else in fly fishing... 8-)

12-10-2006, 02:27 AM
I tied a clouser a year ago. couldn't get the hang of the whip finish, so I just tied it off somehow and put a big glob of glue on the end and it held ok. even though it looked pretty good, I never was able to catch a fish on it!

12-10-2006, 08:12 AM
AMEN to the whip finish, really hoping they will give us an easy way to do this in the Jan class........