The magic man has finally done it: Bob Clouser has pulled together his very best fly patterns and squeezed them neatly between the covers of his new book, "Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Fly Patterns of Bob Clouser." This fantastic fly tyer's resource details the Clouser's best flies from the world famous Closer's Deep Minnow to the Suspender to the Clouser Drake. From material selection, tying techniques, step by step instructions and extensive fishing tips, understanding some of the most productive fresh and saltwater fly patterns on the planet is easy with this book. With hundreds of crystal clear photos by Jay Nichols and praise from fly fishing legend Lefty Kreh, this hardcover fly tying and fishing manual is bound to become as classic as the fly patterns it contains. "Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser" by Bob Clouser is a tremendous addition to the world's fly tying and fishing library - put on one your bookshelf today!
Bob Clouser's "Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser" is the perfect choice for anyone interested in tying and fishing effective flies in both fresh and saltwater. You'll follow crystal clear step by step instructions to the entire range of Bob Clouser's most productive fly patterns. From the (literally) world famous Clouser's Deep Minnow and its myriad variations to the neat little Purple Darter, the flies you'll add to your arsenal are proven all stars. Throughout the book's 184 full color pages, the photos are illustrative and the text is accessible. Extensive discussions of fly fishing technique and strategy are also included so you'll hit the water knowing how to fish your new creations successfully and with confidence. Published in 2006 by Stackpole Books, a leader in the outdoor sports print and publishing market, this hardcover book holds the key to tying and fishing Bob Clouser's famous fly designs on your home water.
- The definitive guide to tying and fishing the ingenious and wickedly effective fly patterns of Bob Clouser
- Learn the basic steps to building the army of Bob Clouser's fly designs, including the Purple Darter, Clouser Crayfish, EZ Popper, Rattle Clouser, Bright Sides Minnow, and of course, the Clouser Deep Minnow
- Discover the proper hooks, materials, and threads for tying the professional grade versions of Clouser's flies
- Introduction detailing Clouser's fly designing philosophy
- Extensive discussions on fly fishing technique and strategy are included so you'll know how to fish your new fly creations with confidence and success
- Beautifully photographed and clearly illustrated throughout all 184 pages
- Crystal clear photographs by Jay Nichols, managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine
- Published in 2006 by Stackpole Books, a leader in the outdoor sports print and publishing market
- Hardcover with dust jacket
- ISBN-13: 978-0811701488
Praise for Clouser's Flies
"Always an experimenter when conventional fly patterns are not working, Bob tweaks patterns, or even invents new ones, to fool fish. His Clouser Deep Minnow is undoubtedly the most popular fly pattern to be developed in the last several decades. Bob shares his solid experience to help you tie better flies and understand why you do or do not catch fish. This book is one of the most useful published in some time."
Fly Fishing legend
Leland on Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser
The "Deep Minnow" fly pattern was first introduced to the fly fishing community in the 1980s by saltwater legend Lefty Kreh. The infamous "Deep Minnow article" caused quite a stir among fly fishing purists who claimed the new pattern on the saltwater block was simply a glorified jig, launching an important debate within the saltwater fly tying and fishing community. Since those early days, the debate has softened and the benefits of the Deep Minnow have been realized by a broad group of fly anglers including Bob Clouser, whose chartreuse and white version has probably become the most popular Deep Minnow on the planet.
With the wicked success of the Clouser Minnow, it's no small wonder Bob Clouser has become an iconic name in the sport of fly fishing and in the craft of fly tying. What many fly anglers still don't know is that Bob Clouser has successfully designed and fished a host of other fly patterns that will have you catching fish all over the world in both fresh and saltwater. In his new book, "Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser," you'll learn how to tie the very best of Clouser's patterns as well as the theory behind each effective design. With useful discussions on the very best material choices, loads and loads of step by step tying instructions, lots of thoughts on suggested fishing technique and strategy, and beautiful photography by Jay Nichols, this beautiful hardcover book will surely become a standard title in the fly tying and fishing world.
Stackpole Books on Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Patterns of Bob Clouser
"Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends onstream, with a lot of time spent in between at the workbench. Careful observation of the behaviors, habitats, and physical features of the foods fish eat is essential to developing a fly that looks and acts like the real thing. But the pattern must also pass rigorous standards of durability, ease of casting, and most importantly, consistently catching fish before it can be called a winner. Including variations on his famous original Deep Minnow, Clouser presents recipes for seventeen of his most successful patterns for baitfish, subsurface freshwater foods, and surface flies with detailed explanations and superb full-color photographs to accompany every step. In sections devoted to materials and tying techniques, Clouser offers insight into his methods and provides a solid foundation for designing flies with confidence."
Stackpole Books on Bob Clouser
"Back in 1952, Bob Clouser's father bought him a simple fly tying kit for his fourteenth birthday. Since then, Bob has been analyzing and experimenting at the vise to create the most lifelike and attractive patterns for fish in both fresh and salt water. His designs are popular worldwide and legendary on his native Susquehanna River, where he has spent decades and a fly fishing guide. Bob and his wife, Joan, own and operate Clouser's Fly Shop in Middletown, Pennsylvania."
Stackpole Books on Jay Nichols
"Photographer Jay Nichols learned to fly fish on Connecticut's trout streams, sharpened his skills fishing the rivers of Montana and the West, and now travels the world fly fishing salt and fresh waters. Jay is managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine and lives in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania."
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