Making a Clouser Minnow for Fly Fishing

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Learn tips and techniques from our expert for making a fly fishing clouser minnow in this free how-to video series on making clouser minnows for fly fishing.

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Modern fly fishing is centuries old, having begun in North England and Scotland; however, the history of fly fishing can be traced back over one thousand, eight hundred years to the now mysterious Astraeus River in the Roman Province of Macedonia. In the 2nd Century A.D., Marcus Aelianus described Macedonian fishermen's use of fastening feathers and wool to hooks to attract fish to their lines. Fly fisherman today continue the adventurous, yet relaxing sport of fly fishing in some of the most beautiful and tranquil places on earth, casting their flies in waterways of the Colorado Rockies, where all that is heard is the flowing stream and soft breeze in the Aspens. Would you like to learn how to fly fish and vacation in peaceful places, casting your line in clean mountain streams? Learn from a certified fishing guide.

The clouser minnow is an artificial fly that is fished under the water surface. It is a popularly used pattern for both freshwater and saltwater fishing and is generally recognized as one of the top patterns to have in any fly box. In this free video series, our expert will teach you how to make a clouser minnow with step-by-step instructions, beginning with the tools and materials needed. You'll learn how to secure the hook for attaching thread, how to prepare and attach bucktails, and how to make a fly fishing head. For bass and saltwater flats fishing, it doesn't get better than the clouser minnow for attracting fish.

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