This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
The clouser minnow is one of the most widely used and effective streamer patterns for both salt and fresh water fly fishing. It has a really nice jigging action, and also sinks a bit to where the fish are. Its fairly easy to tie, and uses just a handful of materials. The bucktail moves really nicely in the water as well.
If you ever watch the professional bass fisherman on conventional gear, they will throw a color pattern called Sexy Shad quite regularly. This is probably one of the most common crank bait color, made popular by Kevin Van Dam. I decided to copy that color pattern to create a great Large Mouth Bass or small mouth bass fly for fishing the shad spawn.
Hook: Gamakatsu SS15 hook in size 2, but it can be tied on any strong long shanked hook.
Weight: lead dumbbell eye
Thread: Danville 210 flat waxed in blue (can use white as well for this pattern)
Body: White, yellow, and blue buck tail
Flash: Pearl flashabou (under the white bucktail) and gold crystal flash (under the yellow buck tail)
Epoxy: Solarez "Thin Hard" UV curing resin.
Music: funnysong, ukulele - Bensound.com
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