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Tying a Clouser Minnow

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Tim Flagler ties another saltwater classic, the Clouser Minnow. Authored by Bob Clouser around 1987, this pattern is one of the most-imitated and most-used flies in saltwater, and has even inspired freshwater versions for bigger trout and gamefish. The original Clouser Deep Minnow evolved from traditional bucktail streamers and was intended for smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River. The name Clouser Deep Minnow was coined by Lefty Kreh, who claims to have caught over 87 species of game fish on the pattern.

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