Sunday, May 19, 2013

Paul's June 2013 Fly of the Month

Glowing Clouser

Hook:  Mustad 34077 or similar.  I tie almost all my glowing clousers on Size #1 hooks.

Thread:  3/0 chartreuse.

Eyes:  Dumbbell eyes of choice

Tail:  Glow in the Dark Pearl Flash-a-bou, approximately the length of the hook shank.

Body:  Orange chenille.

Wing:  A few fibers of orange buck tail, over which is a chartreuse buck tail.

This is one of my “super-secret” fly patterns for salt water.  You know every fly has its “day”.  Some work magically at times, and at other times never hook a fish.  I can only tell you that more times than not I’ve caught a lot of fish on this fly, and I’ve caught some very big fish with it.  With these colors the fish certainly aren’t going to miss seeing it.  If it ain’t Chartreuse it ain’t no use !”  Thanks to friends Mike Harrington and Ron Caulfield for turning me on to this color combination years ago.  I love orange in all the flies I fish.  This fly has performed magnificently on Cape Cod.

Begin by tying on your dumbbell eyes as you would a traditional clouser.   Leave enough room between the eyes and hook eye to tie in your wing.    Next advance your thread to the bend in the hook.  Tie in your “Glow in the Dark” Pearl Flash-a-bou.  8-12 strands the length of the hook shank is good.  Next tie in your orange chenille.  Advance the thread so that it is behind the eyes.  Palmer the chenille forward, tie and clip it off.  Advance the thread in front of the eyes and tie in your wing.  Tie off the fly and seal your thread wraps with head cement or epoxy.

This fly can also be viewed at the Housatonic Fly Fishermen’s Association website at .  If you have any questions about this fly or would like to submit a Fly of the Month I can be reached at 203 305-3850 or e-mail me at