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Simple answer Bob Clouser. Go to Clouser Flyfishing - Home of the original Clouser Minnow or visit his shop in Pennsylvania. Can't do better than the guy who invented them!
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The reality is that most shops carry Clouser Minnow patterns that come from a major distributor like Umpqua Feather Merchants. For the most part, the quality of flies from these distributors is good.

If you know how to tie flies, you may consider tying your own. For the basic pattern, an experienced fly tier can have one tied up within five minutes. I know some commercial tiers who can tie one up in two minutes. Also you can modify the fly to your liking. For example, I tie my Clouser Minnows with UV Krystal Flash.

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Thanks for the info.
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For the basic pattern, an experienced fly tier can have one tied up within five minutes. I know some commercial tiers who can tie one up in two minutes.
Thank you for the afirmation of my tying ability!

Because it takes me more than 15 minutes!!!!
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They aren't hard to tie just more difficult to get them to look pretty and right. My few attempts look like clousers just that they are having a bad hair day.

I would have to agree that if I was going to buy them I would go to the source.
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make them with synthetics. theyre better.
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I tie them production style, 25 at a time. All the eyes go on, and are given a drop of CA glue to secure them. After all the hooks have eyes, I then tie in the bucktail on the bottom. Once that's all done, I break out the top color bucktail and krystal flash (gold is my preferred color, 4 strands on each side). I tie the flash and top color bucktail at the same time. After taking a few turns of thread to set the top bucktail, I give the tips of the hair one drop of CA glue, and finish forming the head with thread. The CA really keeps the hair on the hook. Since I tie them in stages, I can only guess that I spend 5-7 minutes per fly.
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Simple answer Bob Clouser. Go to Clouser Flyfishing - Home of the original Clouser Minnow or visit his shop in Pennsylvania. Can't do better than the guy who invented them!
Received my order from him yesterday of 32 Clousures that I picked out with the advice I've received here. They look great. Thanks for the help.
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make them with synthetics. theyre better.
Not necessarily! IMO, natural hair has much better movement, but synthetics are more durable. Still, depends on how well the fly is tied. Both synthetics & natural materials certainly have their place.
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