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Mickey Finn Clousers

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Spent a little time at the vise tonight and put together two classic patterns: the Mickey Finn and the Clouser Minnow. I tied three different variations of this pattern. I was looking for something a little different to try at some of my SMB spots. Lookin' forward to giving these a shot. Here's how I tied 'em.

Hook: Mustad C70SD Size 4
Thread: 6/0 Light Cahill
Body: Pearl Flashabou
Eyes: X-Small Red Dumbell Eyes

Here are the variations (as they appear in the photo):

Top Fly: Yellow Bucktail/Red Bucktail/Yellow Bucktail

Middle Fly: Yellow Bucktail/Pearl Krystal Flash/Red Bucktail/ Yellow Bucktail

Bottom Fly: Yellow Bucktail/Red Krystal Flash/Yellow Bucktail

I have always enjoyed tying Clousers and with all of the different colors of bucktail, krystal flash, flashabou and dumbell eyes available many interesting variations of Clousers can be tied.










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Posted on: 2013/8/4 23:24


Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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Great looking flies! I love the variation of taking a classic streamer and making them "Clouser style."

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Posted on: 2013/8/5 3:55
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Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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Nice looking flies dc, I was thinking about tying this the other day. I fished the Delaware on sat for smb and only got hook ups on Mikey Finns and thought it would have been great on a clouser let me know how they work

Posted on: 2013/8/5 14:46


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Nice looking ties John, real nice. Look forward to the money shots.

Posted on: 2013/8/5 20:03
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Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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Love Micky Finns for SM. Been using them for about 42 yrs. Doing them clauser style could only make them better. Nice flies.

GenCon

Posted on: 2013/8/6 15:46


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John, That's my most successful clouser pattern is in the Mickey Finn red and yellow

Posted on: 2013/8/6 16:34
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Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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Thanks guys! I'm more excited about using these now than I was before. My biggest problem right now is do I devote my time to smallies or try to land that 3 foot long carp. This summertime flyfishing is really kicking into high gear for me and we have a great year as far as water levels. So much to do and so little time!

Posted on: 2013/8/6 17:13


Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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my 2 favorite streamers all in one! gonna have to tie some of these!! thanks for sharing

Posted on: 2013/8/10 1:30


Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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Mickey Finn is a killer pattern, I use a bead head on some to get them down closer to the bottom. I didn't like the action of dumbell eyes.

Posted on: 2013/8/18 18:19
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Mickey Finn = one of the best patterns for pickerel.

Posted on: 2013/8/18 18:35
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Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

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These are cool, thanks for sharing them.
Mike B

Posted on: 2013/9/1 8:38






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