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Mickey Finn Clousers

2012/3/14 6:23
From Lancaster
Posts: 1035
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

2013/7/2 7:00
Posts: 263
Great looking flies! I love the variation of taking a classic streamer and making them "Clouser style."


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

2012/9/4 15:05
From Harleysville
Posts: 88
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

Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

2012/1/13 15:28
From Ferguson Twp.
Posts: 2595
Nice looking ties John, real nice. Look forward to the money shots.

Posted on: 2013/8/5 20:03
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul...

Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

2013/1/15 12:02
From Pipersville Pa.
Posts: 617
Love Micky Finns for SM. Been using them for about 42 yrs. Doing them clauser style could only make them better. Nice flies.


Posted on: 2013/8/6 15:46

Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

2009/4/11 18:51
From State College
Posts: 1100
John, That's my most successful clouser pattern is in the Mickey Finn red and yellow

Posted on: 2013/8/6 16:34
"If fish had the exact same flavor and alcohol content of PBR, I'd likely be packin' a stringer and old can of night crawlers down to the river"-Hank

Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

2012/3/14 6:23
From Lancaster
Posts: 1035
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

2013/2/12 2:30
From Greenville PA
Posts: 46
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

2006/9/13 10:18
From LV
Posts: 7884
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
There is always time to do more to protect wild trout.

Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

2006/9/13 22:36
From Tioga co. formerly of bucks co.
Posts: 5636
Mickey Finn = one of the best patterns for pickerel.

Posted on: 2013/8/18 18:35

So many Fish, So little time !!!
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Re: Mickey Finn Clousers

2013/8/25 21:13
From Pike County
Posts: 23
These are cool, thanks for sharing them.
Mike B

Posted on: 2013/9/1 8:38

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