High Tie Ostrich Clouser: Purple
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, Black
- Bucktail, Black
- Krystal Flash, Purple
- Ostrich Herl, Purple
- Lead Eyes, Small, Painted, Read
Design Inspiration & Detail
After quite a few years of fishing Clousers, it didn’t take long before Capt Jesse was searching for a way to use the material as a weedless mechanism for the fly. By putting all the material on one side of the hook, the fly becomes slightly more weedless. The Ostrich does a great job in the water by providing vibration and body to the fly. 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 this fly has been a killer fly for any predatory Mangrove fish such as Redfish, Snook, Seatrout, and Snapper. Flounder have been known to sip it up as well.