I just ordered the Orange 8 wt. I'm going to be using it on a rod with an ERN of 9.66. My intention is to put a clouser into some part of Canada,
My worst encounter with a Clouser was in my vice. I finished the fly and had it hook point up in the vice. I reached across the table to get another hook and jammed the barb into my forearm. I figured because it was attached to the vice and table, I could use that to just yank it back out. Oooohhhh nooooo, not so much. I picked the table up and the hook stayed fast. I then tried the fishing line thing, but on yourself and doing it wrong on top of it means the fly is still stuck. I then drove it throgh and smashed the barb. It still did not want to come out so I ended up cutting the barb off and ruining my fly. Most annoying.