Clouser Swimming Nymph

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Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by ScottP » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:31 am

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A basic meat fly; imitates leeches, damselfly nymphs, dragonfly nymphs, crayfish, small baitfish and tadpoles, possibly half of a Boston Market roasted chicken. Change colors/sizes to suit your needs.


hook - TFS 2305 #4
underbody - non-tox .030
thread - UTC 140 olive
tail/abdomen - rabbit olive
flash/ribbing - Krystal Flash rootbeer
shellback - peacock herl
thorax - pheasant aftershaft olive
hackle - pheasant rump olive


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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by letumgo » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:23 am

Fantastic! I will definitely add some of these to my spring box. I'm already looking forward to swinging these on my tenkara rod.

Great contribution Scott.
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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by tie2fish » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:31 am

Tied better than Mr. Clouser himself would do it. All good, but the front end is especially excellent.
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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:03 pm

Scott,
Mee-ooww! Look at this bad boy! You really have the knack! This pattern is a killer! Got anymore in the works?
I am enjoying what you are doing!
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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by ScottP » Fri May 04, 2018 8:00 pm

Clouser Swimming Nymph (inverted)

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Semi-weedless (hopefully) variation. Same material list of the original with the addition of large bead-chain eyes and omission of KF flash/rib (because I forgot it).

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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by hankaye » Sat May 05, 2018 8:14 am

ScottP. Howdy;

WOW factor is very high with these 2, I just sat here for a moment soaking the first photo in.
Be interesting to see what the ratio is for hits between the pair.
Size 4??? Nothing subtle when these hit the water.

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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by tie2fish » Sat May 05, 2018 8:24 am

Fished "jig" style, this could well pass for a damsel in distress ;) .
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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by letumgo » Sat May 05, 2018 7:53 pm

Superb variation, Scott. I would be tempted to fish the new variation for warm water species (smallmouth bass and carp). I think it would work wonders on both, and the hook-point-up orientation would be perfect for slow water and clear conditions.

No way, I could tye them as nice as you have, but worth trying... ;)
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Re: Clouser Swimming Nymph

Post by Old Hat » Sun May 06, 2018 8:26 am

That inverted style I believe would be a nice fly for redfish on the flats down here in Florida. Most guys will just add a single piece of stiff mono back over the eyes to the hook point as a weed guard.
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