On May 4th 2021 at 7pm, PVFF Club Member Rick Loose will demonstrate, via Zoom, how to tie a Clouser Deep Minnow. Members who are interested in tying the fly while Rick leads the interactive session are encouraged to have the materials listed below. Join us to tie this fly or just to hang out with club members for an hour — we will send out the Zoom link on email. Here’s an overview of the pattern and materials from Rick:
My goal with the materials list is to give everyone options in order to tie a couple flies without purchasing any new materials or hooks.
Hook: Bob’s book “Clouser’s Flies was copyrighted in 2006. Prior articles called for a 3906B. The book calls for Mustad 3365A or 3366. My suggestion is any hook mentioned above plus any other hook 1X, 2x or 3X in a size 2 or 4. Stainless steel hooks in size 2 and 4 are fine as well.
Thread: Pale green, cream or gray in 3/0 or 6/0.
Head: 1/30 lead eye. My favorite is the red with black center.
Lower Body: White deer tail
Upper body: Chartreuse deer tail, light gray or light tan or pale blue do as well.
Middle body: Rainbow Krystal flash or silver Krystal flash
We won’t do this during the session, however Bob coats the head with a 30 minute epoxy. That takes a drying wheel. Any of the new hard glues with the blue light will work as well. If you have any questions, contact us.