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    Posted: 06 Oct 2011 at 2:01pm
i just finished reading an article on an american flyfishing site that recommends small clousers for trout
has any one here tried this?
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Yes, though it was some time ago and I can't remember if I was sucessful at all.

I've also started tying a few smallish (~60-90mm) deceivers, clousers and the like specifically for a local lake where there are golden perch, redfin and trout all in the same water. I'm hoping to try some with weedguards through the shallowish weed beds/bare areas for the perch (both kinds) and toss them around for the rainbows if they start moving.

I was at a local river this afternoon, thinking I should swing some in under the overhanging willows and snags - never know what might grab it Tongue (but I didn't have any on me at the time).

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so many different fishing scenarios for clousers chris i dont think they would be that effective in fast running water but in lakes on fast sinking line they would be very effective as they are here on schooling bass, pearcey
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote flyonline Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2011 at 4:54pm
I wouldn't be suprised if they worked in running water - after all, rapalas, celtas etc. all do so why not a minnow fly?

Here's one I just dashed up with a #12 nymph and a 60mm minow for comparison (green works well for yella's around here Wink)



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i recon that would be ok Steve its a good size ,the guy who wrote the article tied his clousers on no8 hooks using dull colors for the wings and tailfibres (olives and browns/black)
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Originally posted by Pearcey Pearcey wrote:

so many different fishing scenarios for clousers chris i dont think they would be that effective in fast running water but in lakes on fast sinking line they would be very effective as they are here on schooling bass, pearcey
i recon your right Dave  i recon this tactic would work around the timber in places like Eucumbene too.,i think the sinking line and clouser
combination would work well on the deep slow pools and under waterfalls also.
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Yep I used to years ago when I tied alot of flys . But I used to troll them of a lure with a 3 way swivel . A tassie or rapala of the back and the small clouser with a shorter leader of the middle . Used a lead keel with the tassies . Did hook a couple on the fly . Didn't do it alot ,just things I tried . The fly used to sit above the lure around foot and a half in front.... Might have a look around the boxes for the flys or make some more give it another crack ....... Cheers Aaron
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that'd be good mate be interesting to see the colors you use
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I think I just found a new fly to try - scaled down it would make a great leech imitation and should do well swum slowly over weed beds for dozing fish Wink

http://vimeo.com/2462482
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thats brilliant that would work well on the Bass too
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made these trout clousers(trousers?LOL) up last night
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well done chris not to much hair, you would catch a myriad of fish on those mateThumbs Up pearcey
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NICE chris kill the bass on them suckers for sure & the troutBig smileBig smileBig smileWinkWinkregards bob
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i'll test these out in a couple of weeks fellas ,it'll be interesting.i think i'd tie these on slightly bigger hooks for the Bass Bob but i recon they'd eat em too.yeah i was a bit unsure of if i'd put too much
hair on these Dave ,ive only ever done the big saltwater ones before now.i might test one in the pool tomorrow
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Hmm, Red Tag clousers Clap

Is that bucktail in the wing? I found a few of the ones I'd tied ages ago and they've got some fox tail which seems to work as good as the bucktail at smaller sizes and you can get it for free off the road.

I've also tied up a couple of wool headed baitfish imitations for skinny water presentation to waiting fish. Hoping they don't sink very quickly but still hold the bulk needed too keep the shape. I tried the clouser I posted above and it sinks like a stone on sink tip line/leader. Should be good for moderately deep presentations or getting down in fast moving water.

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thanks for the tip for the foxtail,i'll get some of thatWink.yes its bucktail hope its not too bouyant.how does your clouser go with flathead?
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has anyone tried this stuff?,its supposed to sink quicker than bucktail
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Dunno, never had much time in the brine with my fly rod but I'd be fairly confident that they'd eat them very happily bounced across the sand.
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Does anyone think you could use a jig head for plastics for a base to start tying a fly to
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@puglee . . .

Nice little red tag clousers and sure they will work.

Fox and squirrel tail work well.If you can get your hands on arctic fox or minx you will never regret it for flies like this

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@goldtrev . . .

Definitely and try the Squidgey Resin heads

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Originally posted by puglee62 puglee62 wrote:

made these trout clousers(trousers?LOL) up last night
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Awsome redtag clousers. Those other ones i reakon would work a treat in lake jindabyne for the yabbie feeders. I like em Clap
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ANYONE tying for trout this time of year??????????Big smileBig smileBig smileTongueregards bob
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