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Clouser's Flies: Tying and Fishing the Fly Patterns of Bob Clouser Hardcover – December 27, 2005


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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 (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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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

Jay Nichols is the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine and lives in Pennsylvania.

Bob Clouser and his wife, Joan, own and operate Clouser's Fly Shop near their home in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

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Customer Reviews

Much more than just tying flies.
Phillip K.
Very easy to follow and a lot of great information on what patterns to use and where.
Martin Kollman
Must have book to add to any flytyers library.
So. Cal. Tyer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Wright on February 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
"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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. K. Allen on January 11, 2007
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charley Martin on January 4, 2007
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Absolute Truth on March 6, 2007
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Priddle on February 20, 2006
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Mccall on March 22, 2006
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For any one interested in tying any of Bob Clouser's flies this is the perfect book. The hints contained in this book allowed me to tie much better flies
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason A. Dailey on June 15, 2009
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I would recommend this seller. Bob Clouser is by far one of the best instructional fly tyers out there. I tie the Clouser Minnow in my sleep now thanks to this book. I cant say enough about how well it is put together. I would recommend it for the novice and expert tyer.
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