Category Archives: Bass Flies

Capt. Corey's Clouser

Captain Corey is becoming a regular feature on YouTube and he has a lot of great information on saltwater patterns and specifically bucktail. He’s made a few adjustments from Bob Clouser’s original, but the gist of it is the same.  I spoke with Bob last year at the Western Canadian Fly Fishing Exposition about the Clouser and it’s ability to catch so many species of flies.

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Crease Fly Demo

I’ll be honest when I say I’m not a big fan of this style of fly tying / gluing, but it does have a place in the sport. Anyhow, here is a nice demonstration of how to tie a fly in this style. It’s a bit of foam colored and glued onto a hook and then covered with epoxy and fished in a manner similar to that of a popper. (See Ian Collin James’ tips) Enjoy the demo, it’s very well done and easy to follow.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZjZZosmpW-c

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The Sparrow

A creation from the vise of Jack Gartside, the sparrow is a simple little fly that is useful in helping to fully consume a ringneck pheasant skin. Jack is well known for his guide to using pheasant feathers and if you have a pheasant skin, this is a must read. The fly is said to work effectively for smallmouth bass, steelhead in the great lakes region, trout of all types and pan fish. It’s a hybrid of several tying styles, nymph, soft hackle and streamer but perhaps this is where the strength of the pattern lies.

Sparrow Fly

The Sparrow – Click here for a step by step tutorial and video (requires real player)

Hook – Mustad Signature Series CS53 4-14
Thread – Brown 6/0 
Tail – Ringneck pheasant “marabou” rump feather. 
Body – Dubbed mixture of red fox squirrel body fur and rusty orange Antron.
Hackle – One wrap of well marked ringneck pheasant cape feather
Head – One or two ringneck pheasant filo-plume feathers. 

http://buckeyeflyfishers.com/fly_tying/sparrow/sparrow.htm

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