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"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." --Lefty Kreh

About the Author

Bob Clouser and his wife, Joan, own and operate Clouser's Fly Shop near their home in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Jay Nichols is the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine and lives in Pennsylvania.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; F First Edition edition (December 27, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811701484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811701488
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ian Shumaker on February 17, 2006
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If you are reading this review you must know who Bob Clouser is and why he is so deservedly famous among fly fishermen. This book gives you detailed and clearly illustrated instructions for tying his extremely effective fly patterns. He also discusses the best materials, colors and tying techniques to use with each fly. I thought I was pretty good at tying all types of Clouser flys but this book offers tips and tricks that immediately improved my tying. It also illustrates several patterns that I've never seen before even though I try and visit his shop in Middletown at least once a year. Perhaps the most important information you will learn from this book is how to present and fish these flys more effectively. Bob discusses and gives tips on the best presentation/fishing techniques for each fly. In short, here between two covers is everything you could need or want to know about Clouser flys.

If it sounds like I'm extremely enthusiastic about Clouser flys I think I have a reason to be. The biggest fly rod fish I've ever caught in the salt the Delaware river and the Schuylkill rever were all caught on Clouser flys. I think every fly fisher should add this book to his or her library.
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"Clouser's Flies" is an exceptional Fly-tying book. The writing is clear and concise, the photographs are excellent, and the chapters are well thought-out. This book is mandatory for the fly-tying beginner to the advanced tier, and for those of you that are interested in the versatile Clouser Fly and streamer fishing. Clearly this is the best book produced on tying the Clouser Fly; understandably so, it is written by the person who first developed the fly. On a scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest rating, this text is a 5. In Brief, this book is a must purchase for your fly-tying library.
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I love simplicity at my tying bench. While its fun to really get in there and whip up some multiple layered, exotic material, ultra-realistic pattern from time to time, in my day-to-day fishing, I want patterns that catch fish, tie up quickly, and don't break my heart when I end up snapping them off.

Bob Clouser's patterns in his new book are just what the doctor ordered; they tie up quickly, use a minimum of materials, and most importantly, they catch the heck out of fish!

I'll face any fish, anywhere, with the appropriately sized and colored Clouser Deep Minnow. It's that good. His other patterns are equally as effective, and who better to learn from than the guy that developed them.

I absolutely recommend this book for the excellent intructions and clear photography, which make this a useful tool for both novice and experienced tiers.
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As a fly fisherman, I am well aquainted with Clouser's Minnow, a fly box standard, so naturally, I expected and received the genius of Bob Clouser in this book.

I am so pleased with the high-quality pictures and explanations of when, where and why each of the flies catch fish and most importantly, how to properly tie them.

He even goes into great detail to explain what materials to use and even which flies are his favorites and why.

Thank you, Bob for a fantastic book which should be in every fly tier's library.
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Bob Clouser has written a VERY detailed,yet concise book. The photos and descriptions of the tying steps are the most detailed and highest quality I have ever seen. You will know how to tie a quality Clouser Minnow or any of the other Clouser flies. No guessing, no mistakes, no do-overs. And does the Clouser minnow work?! I'm a believer.
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It has been a long time since I read a book with such detail. Not only are the directions and explainations to the point, but the photographs are supurb and eliminate any questions that usually arrise due to lenghtly explanations.

I have been tying for several years and books like this one are few and far between.
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It's a classic, what can I say? This book has launched a thousand thousand Deep Minnows into every type of water on every continent on every condition. Bob Clousers patterns have spawned whole genres of fly tying.
There is some padding in the book, to be honest. Many of the patterns are just variations, using different materials, on the basic deep minnow theme. But really that's ok, because it does demonstrate the versatility and adaptability of the basic design. Of course, at the time of publication, many of the alternative materials he introduces were not in widespread or common use.
If you are a fly tier or even just a fly fisherman, this book should be on your shelf. You will find yourself turning to it as a reference often, and of course if you ever don't know what to tie on, try a Clouser Minnow.
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I rarely buy a non Kindle book these days, but I had to make an exception with this book. The hard copy book, which I bought gets 4 stars. The problem with the Kindle edition is the illustrations, which are black and white on my Kindle and not nearly as clear as those in the book. I would have also bought the Kindle edition just for the convenience of having the book in Kindle format and having it available in a few minutes, if it were priced appropriately, but $25 for the electronic version, which is basically the same price as the hard cover in my opinion is way too much. Fortunately, you can sample the book and make your own decision. You can also watch Bob tie on of these patterns on YouTube, which lets you see exactly how he ties the fly. This is a book I would liked to have seen bundled hard copy and Kindle deal.
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