In this week’s “How to Tie” video feature, Lost Coast Outfitters and Steve Adachi tie a predator fly that will produce fish around the globe, the Adachi Clouser.
The Clouser Minnow is a fly created by the legend Bob Clouser. Today, it can be used for nearly any predatory fish that swims. Steve Adachi is an innovative fly tyer that added a little spunk to this classic fly. The Adachi Clouser is a pattern that will be your new favorite streamer and take up ample space in your box. Competing with the Clouser Minnow is nearly impossible, but the Adachi Clouser will give it a run for its money.
By increasing materials used in this fly, it can imitate baitfish perfectly in profile and movement. Heavy dumbell eyes will allow the Adachi Clouser to sink quickly and get down to fish feeding deeper, covering all water columns. A substantial amount of flash will serve as an attractor, and changing colors to imitate different baitfish your target species hunts is essential. Just as the traditional Clouser Minnow, having a variety of colors in your box could change the day from skunk to success.
On the East Coast, the striped bass migration is in full effect. Although tied for West Coast stripers, the Adachi Clouser is a fly that will produce like no other. There are few flies that could be universal patterns, but this is one that should be used everywhere for everything. Regardless of when or for what, the Adachi Clouser is a baitfish pattern that stands next to the Clouser Minnow and Deceiver and cannot be left out of your box.
- Hook: Daiichi 60 Degree Jig Hook
- Thread: Not Specific
- Eyes: Dumbell Eyes
- Flash: Flashabou
- Hair: SF Blend Fiber – Light on top, Dark on bottom
- Gills: EP Anadromous Brush – Red
Now you know how to tie the Adachi Clouser!
Video and ingredients courtesy of Lost Coast Outfitters – The San Francisco Fly Shop.