For the fourth installment of his Facebook Live series “Tying with Tom,” Tom focused on one of the most versatile streamers of all time: the Clouser Minnow. He tells the fascinating story of how the fly came to be, and then he shows you his own method for tying the pattern, keeping things very sparse.
Here’s the recipe, if you want to tie along:
Hook: Any saltwater or freshwater streamer hook, size 3/0 down to size 8.
Eyes: Metal dumbell eyes.
Thread: White, 3/0.
Belly: White bucktail.
Back: Olive, brown, gray, or chartreuse bucktail.
Flash: Pearlescent Flashabou or Krystal Flash.