How to Tie a Clouser Minnow

  • , by Caleb Snead
  • 1 min reading time


The Clouser Minnow is a versatile and highly effective fly pattern designed for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Developed by legendary fly tier Bob Clouser, this fly mimics a baitfish, making it irresistible to a wide variety of game fish. Known for its simple yet effective design, the Clouser Minnow features prominent eyes and a streamlined body that provides a lifelike swimming action. Its durability and ability to attract fish make it a staple in any angler's fly box. Perfect for targeting species such as bass, trout, and saltwater predators, the Clouser Minnow is a must-have for any fly fishing enthusiast.


Hook: TMC 8089 size 2
Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier white Dumbbell
Eyes: Non-Toxic 7/32” size Medium
Underwing: Bucktail White
Flash: Krystal Flash Pearl
Overwing: Bucktail Chartreuse
Vise: Rambler Co. Atlas Vise

Tied by Rambler Pro Team member, Adam Lafferty


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