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famill00 01-01-2011 08:01 PM

First Clouser Minnows
Please tell me what you think.....

FrankB2 01-01-2011 11:25 PM

Re: First Clouser Minnows
They'd all catch fish, but I like the fly on the far right the most. Actually, the fly in the middle has the buck tail fibers staggered most naturally, and if the white fibers were tied to shank in a straight line, that would be the best. You left the flashabou run a bit long, but longer can be cut. Staggering the flashabou is something I like as well, and have the longest strands about equal in length to the longest bucktail fibers.

ghostdncr 01-01-2011 11:37 PM

Re: First Clouser Minnows
Reaching into the fly box, I'd choose the one on the right. Proportion is good and it's sufficiently sparse, which is a challenge for many tyers, myself included. I do prefer the smaller head on the middle fly, though.

famill00 01-02-2011 12:15 AM

Re: First Clouser Minnows
This is encouraging. The two that you all say that you like the most, the yellow ones, are the ones I tied the last. The green one was the first attempt, followed by the two blue ones.

What I am taking from your comments:
1) Do not trim the bucktail fibers from the end where the bend of the hook is.
2) Keep the head small as possible
3) Watch proportions a little closer
4)Make sure the white fibers are tied close to the shank

Thanks, and anymore tips/suggestions are appreciated.

Hardyreels 01-02-2011 01:44 AM

Re: First Clouser Minnows
They look just like what I need for kachemak Bay costal salman fishing, Nice!

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