Very Nice, Mark. I used this pattern today to catch 3 nice largemouth bass. It's the middle of November in Pennsylvania, and this streamer still gets them going. I only tie mine in white and chartreuse, and like you, tie them sparse.
Bob Clouser has said that if he were to try to sell the Clouser Minnow tied as sparse as he uses personally, he'd be out of business.
My wife caught a 22" channel cat with a #10 Clouser Deep Minnow this past July! I do use bead chain more often than lead, as I tend to fish a lot of shallow streams.