Tying and Fishing the Fly Patterns of Bob Clouser
EXTENT: 184 pages
The story of and instructions to tie the popular and successful Clouser Deep Minnow and its variations, including Purple Darter, Clouser Crayfish, EZ Popper, Rattle Clouser, Bright Sides Minnow, and more, told by the originator himself. Clouser presents recipes for his successful patterns for baitfish, subsurface foods, and surface flies with detailed explanations and full-color step-by-step photos. Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends onstream, with a lot of time spent in between at the workbench. His durable, easy-to-cast patterns consistently catch fish of every species--trout, carp, smallmouth, pike, redfish, albacore, and more. In sections devoted to materials and tying techniques, Clouser offers insight into his methods and provides a solid foundation for designing flies with confidence.
Meet the author Bob Clouser
Bob Clouser is a long time high profile smallmouth bass guide and innovative fly tier. He guided and fishes the Susquehanna River near his home in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
Reviews for Clouser’s Flies
Always an experimenter when conventional fly patterns are not working, Bob tweaks patterns, or even invents new ones, to fool fish. His Clouser Deep Minnow is undoubtedly the most popular fly pattern to be developed in the last several decades. Bob shares his solid experience to help you tie better flies and understand why you do or do not catch fish. This book is one of the most useful published in some time.