Tying the Clouser Minnow by Byron Begley
The Clouser Minnow was designed and developed by my friend Bob Clouser. Bob owns a fly shop near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he also guides fly fishing clients for smallmouth bass. I would call the Clouser Minnow a guide fly because it is so easy and fast to tie, it's perfect for a guide to make available to clients. This baitfish immitation has become one of the most popular flies ever for salt and freshwater species. Everyone should have a few of these in their box.
Hook - Standard Saltwater Hook - TMC 811S #1 or 1/0.
Thread - White Danville 210
Dumbell Eyes or Bead Chain
Krystal Flash - I'm using red here.
Bucktail - I am using light grey and blue.