High Tie Ostrich Clouser: Olive
Recreate these flies at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.
- Mustad 34007 Stainless Hook (#1/0)
- Danville 210 Thread, Nylon, Flat Wax, Olive
- Bucktail, White
- Bucktail, Olive
- Krystal Flash, Pearl
- Ostrich Herl, White
- Lead Eyes, Small, Painted, Pearl
Design Inspiration & Detail
Capt Jesse indicates this fly stays weedless due to the high tie style construction and will fish anywhere you would use a regular Clouser minnow. The Ostrich does a great job in the water providing vibration and body to the fly. This fly is always in Jesse’s box! Most variations of the High Tie Clouser sell at $15.00 for three. For further info on Jesse and a look at more of his fly patterns, see Flies by Backwater Fly Fishing.
Capt Jesse says target species would include, “FISH! Everything eats this fly!” Clousers are a very popular and a proven fly pattern. With a reasonable color and some great materials, a Clouser is definitely a closer for numerous species!