How to Tie the Clouser Minnow Fly – Saltwater and fresh water streamer fly

Today we are going to tie the Clouser minnow arguably one of the most popular and versatile streamer patterns ever made Originally created back in the 80's by Bob Clouser, a legendary fly tier, instructor and fisherman We will start by wrapping our thread halfway to the bend of the hook Prepare your hook for tying in a dumbbell eye Select the dumbbell size

Smaller dumbbells will allow the fly to sink slower, larger eyes will sink faster The choice is up to you Tie in your dumbbell For more detailed information on tying in dumbbells properly, click the video link above Now cut and prepare your buck-tail (for more information on preparing bucktail, click the video link above) The thickness of your buck tail will depend on how bushy or thin you want your fly I am using about a half of a pencil thickness To tie in your bucktail easily, make two loose wraps, then tighten the thread

Make sure the bucktail is sitting on top of the hook, and not covering the eye of the hook Make a few wraps to lock the bucktail in place Now pull your bucktail tight, and wrap behind the dumbbells and to about half way to the bend of the hook We will now be tying on the other side, so flip your fly over in the vice Measure another chunk of bucktail, and prepare it for tying in When tying in, make sure the bucktail is sitting on top of the hook Now we will tie in a bit of flash

I am going to use a chartreuse krystal flash I tie in the flash at the center of the bunch Then pull the other side over, and lock it into place Now we will tie in the back color bucktail after preparing it In this case I am using chartreuse It is important to prepare this clump properly or you will not get a nice tapered head on your fly Refer to my "preparing bucktail" video link at the top if you do not already know how to do this

We will want to build a nice tapered head on the fly, and cover all the bucktail tightly Now we can whip finish the fly While not 100% necessary, to finish this fly, I like to add a bit of Epoxy In this case I am using UV curing epoxy because its much easier than the mixing stuff Make sure that the threads are covered completely before curing You can also add a drop of super glue, or paint on some head cement But I find epoxy looks nicer, and is more durable

This fly is one of those flies that is almost always in my box They are great for fishing most saltwater, and fresh water fish It really is one of the most versatile streamer patterns ever created If you like this sorta thing, subscribe to my channel And leave your questions in the comment section below Now get off your butt and go catch some fish!

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How to Effectively Fish Current and Wind | Bass Fishing

Glenn: Hey folks, Glenn May here with BassResourcecom, and I'm here with Hank Parker with another edition of Hank Parker's Fishing Tips

Hank, this week's question comes from Angie Dover from Enumclaw, Washington And she says, "Why do you consider fishing objects into the current or wind so important?" Hank: Why do I consider fishing objects, casting into the wind or fishing withthrowing my bait against the current and bring it with the current? Because fish always face the current

If you're not in a river system or a lake that is generating electricity or letting water out at the dam, the wind will dictate the direction of the current When you're fishing, bank fishing small ponds and reservoirs, that current is completely dictated by the wind So it's a lot easier to cast with the wind as far as convenience and getting further cast distance But the fish unfortunately are facing that wind so you must cast into that wind if you wanna bring your lure in the direction that the fish are facing So always remember, fish always face current

It's the only way they have to stabilize themselves I don't say they never swim downstream, but when they stop, they point that nose upstream because that is the way their fins work in order for them to stabilize So they're alwayswhen they're in an ambush position, they're in a fixed position in a river or a lake, they're facing the current So that's why you bring your lure with the current, and that's why you cast into the wind Glenn: Great question, Angie Thanks so much for submitting it, and I hope it answers your question For more tips and tricks, head on over to hankparker

com and check out all the tips and tricks and articles that are on there And if you wanna get notified the next time we post one of these tips, just subscribe to our YouTube channel Thanks again and have a great day

Fly Fishing Basics – How To Get Fly Out Of Tree

Hi It's Anni from kajanaclub

com – fly fishing community When I'm fly-casting it's not unusual to have my fly stuck in a tree At least for me it's a common problem Often the fly is tangled around the branch few times on a loop so if you just pull it it's only tightens it until the tippet line breaks So how to get your fly out of a tree when it's too high for you to reach? You can use the reel of your fly rod to reach a little bit higher and it helps if you have a friend so the other one can bend the tree and the other one can take the fly out of the tree Now let's get out and fishing

On this video you see some awesome trout and you see this tip used in action We have a rule And the rule is, if there's a fish If you are with the camera you have to run It's a cold day We'll try a small test to a new river

Mikitänjoki River I haven't been here before It's supposedly small place So let's go and check it out Cute little trout stream

All right We are here We have a team of five today We have two spin fishermen from Helsinki And then the regulars I'll try a green one

It's early summer, it's so green outside No theory behind that, just a wish He had already another take The fish got away and now the fly is there Summer is new and fresh and green

I was running so much First the other fish was on that side And that was a native wild fish so we put it back it was maybe 40 or 45 centimeters we put it back or maybe 50 I don't know we didn't measure it because it was a wild one And then mom's cousin she caught another trout on this side this side of the stream and I've been running back and forth

And I fell as well so now I need to breathe Oh, excellent fishermen and ladies, and now you get out there If you liked this video click the like button and share it with your friends and fishing buddies and be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel Thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next video There

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How to Pick the Right Fishing Boat | Saltwater Fishing

"Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk One Charters I've been a captain for over 40 years

I've fished all over the world and now I'm up here in Long Island, New York You can find me online at Hawk One Charters, wwwhawkonecharterscom I'll be talking to you today about saltwater fishing

The saltwater fishing there are three basic boats that I'm gonna discuss right now One is an inshore, bay flats boat, one is an offshore, near shore fishing boat and one is a deep sea fishing boat Now these boats can be interchangeable, but they each have their specific use The inshore bay flats boat goes in shore, shallow water fishing, back bays Then there's the near off shore which goes in deeper water, it's a little larger, a little stouter a little sturdier, able to take rougher water

Then you have your deep sea boat, thirty or more feet, tuna, sail fish, sword fish, deep sea fish So that's the basic three types of boats there are "

How to Make a Catfish Lure

so today I'm going to show you how to make a catfish lure these lures come in many different styles and you can customize them to make noise or vibrate using beads blades or special made rattles there are several manufacturers that make catfish lures and usually they will run between five to seven dollars for a pack of two so for step one to making a catfish lure you're gonna need a circle hook I recommend using a three to a five on circle hook for channel catfish and if you're going for big blue cats or flat heads using a seven to a night on nine the next step you're gonna need some twenty to forty pound mono line anything less than twenty and your lures probably not gonna hold up very well especially if it bangs across rocks and and brush and things like that and anything greater than forty pound mono is really it's kind of stiff to manipulate and just difficult not to say that you can't make one with greater than forty pound mono it's just it's a lot more difficult not we're gonna need a tie it's gonna be a what we call a knotless knot so if you never tied a knot let's not before that's okay it's very simple you just run your line through the front of the eyelet hold the line to the back of the spine of the hook and then wrap it five to eight times three four five six I'm doing six okay anything less than five is really too too few anything greater than eight it's just a little excessive next thing you want to do is take the end of your your line and run it through the back of the eyelet and just pull it down snug your finished result should look like this next thing you want to do is cut the tagging off so you don't have an excessive amount of tagging hanging off the edge of your hook and in the third step we're going to start by placing a bead on our line followed by our float followed by our second bead if you want you can add blades more beads or even rattles at this point it's it's compiling up to you in the final step we are going to attach a swivel to the end except we're going to give it enough room to so that the floats and the beads can slide up and down and make some noise and the terminal not we're going to use is is a nod of your choice so I'm personally going to tie this with a polymer or not just feel it simple okay but you can use an uni or or a prove clincher or whatever you want to use once you tired the terminal out of your choice snip the tag in off and your bait is complete and that's it it's pretty simple if you like this video if you wouldn't mind dropping alike if you have not subscribed to my channel I would greatly appreciate it if you did subscribe we'll see you next time you

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How To Tie A Dropper Loop Knot For Catfishing Or Live Bait Fishing Great Fishing knot!!

hey guys Ivan here on the Missouri agitator Channel I'm gonna start changing all my videos to this channel moving all my I've got four different channels so I'm moving them all here because of YouTube's new new policies and and the way they're taking monetization and stuff away from videos so I've had a lot of people ask me how I tie my dropper loops so I'm gonna go ahead and show you I'll make a loop in my line pretty big loop pretty decent size and then what I'll do is wrap this six or seven eight times until I'm comfortable with it okay now what I'll do is I'll take the back side of this loop and push it back through here like so and trying to hold everything together grab that piece with my mouth and then start pulling it taunt hopefully I got that on camera and hopefully in this camera this is a different camera than what I normally use so hopefully the camera picks that it up let's see that's it that's your dropper loop and a lot of guys of course you know your your weight would be on the end down here on this end and then your hook up here a lot of guys will take their hooks feed them through the eye and then they'll just come back around cinch it up and then they can you know take their hook off if they want I did it different eyes I bring mine through like so and then I'll what I'll tie is a Palomar knot pop that there bring my hook through that loop wit it with my mouth and then pull it taut and that's the way I like to fish my my dropper loops and then what I'll usually do is you know tie my weight on the end and then come up a few feet put in a dropper loop and then I'll come up a few more feet and put in another dropper loop because I like to fish when I'm fishing that way I like to fish to baits on one line and of course that that all goes with your state regulations it's up you know you make sure you look into your laws before you start trying two hooks on and all that stuff but that's the dropper loop good and good and stout it hasn't failed me so alright guys hope you got some use out of that you know take care make sure you hit that subscribe button and hit the like button if you liked the video and if you want to see more make sure you subscribe like I say YouTube's trying to push all of us little guys out of the out of the picture so y'all take care till the next video you

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Beginners Guide: How To Sell and Buy Used Fishing Gear with ReelTrail

Nathan is an avid outdoorsman looking to sell his old fishing gear to buy new fishing gear, but doesn't want to deal with all the complicated web sites like craigslist and ebay Nathan sees a TV commercial about an app called ReelTrail, the best place to buy and sell your outdoor gear

Nathan pulls out his cellphone and downloads the free ReelTrail app He simply snapped some photos and adds a description of his fishing gear Within no time his gear is sold and Nathan gets paid Nathan then shops around on ReelTrail and finds the exact fishing equipment he needs to buy All of Nathan's problems are solved through Reeltrail, "The best place to buy and sell your outdoor gear"

Fly Fishing Tips – How to set up your fly rod

Hi guys, welcome to the video, my next video Right, this is for beginners OK

So a lot of you guys already know this but the beginners when you start to thread your rod, I learnt this, this year, as you know I only started fly fishing this year Get your fly line, strips some off your reel and double it over and then when you double it, it's a lot easier to go through your rings, much much easier If you do drop it, it won't slide all the way back down to your reel again for you to start all over again Just double and it just feed it through each of your eyes, line guides, pull it through that's it Much easier way of doing it

How Did Deep-Sea Creatures Evolve To Look So Scary?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin The world can have some pretty scary creatures in it

My goldfish here is a little cutie, yes you are Bubbles, but you can find some pretty freaky aquatic life if you journey down into the deep-sea Let’s take a look at some of these scary creatures and maybe learn a bit about how they evolved to be that way! To begin, let’s go down to the ocean depths Wow, it’s pretty dark down here Oh cool, thanks for the light Wait a minute… that’s no ordinary light

That’s the bioluminescent glow of one of the scariest, vampire-looking deep sea dwellers; the anglerfish! You see, the female anglerfish’s light comes from a piece of their dorsal spine that extends from their forehead Like a built in fishing rod, it glows with the help of a bunch of bioluminescent bacteria and lures the anglerfish’s prey in close enough for them to have a little lunch It’s thought that the angling structure evolved from the spines of the fish’s dorsal fin And according to National Geographic, these underwater rascals have super big mouths and pliable bodies that allow them to gulp down prey bigger than they are! The only person I ever saw do that was Triangle Bob at the buffet last week Even though he may not have the same radiance, let’s not forget about the male anglerfish

Far less intimidating than their female counterparts, male anglerfish are little guys that have evolved into permanent parasitic mates to their females While you’re off having fun in your younger years, these guys are busy latching onto the females with their sharp teeth The male hooks up to his underwater wife’s blood vessels and depends on her to get his nourishmentThey even end up physically fusing together over time! And I thought you human couples were clingy! But the female anglerfish isn’t alone in her /glowing/ beauty In fact, it's thought that the majority of eukaryotic life that lives in the deep sea has bioluminescent capabilities

This includes other animals like the lanternfish and the dragonfish While it may be hard to determine exactly why these animals have evolved to have certain capabilities like bioluminescence, enlarged fangs, or gaping mouths, their similar deep-sea environmental extremes may have played a part This could include conditions such as little to no penetrable sunlight and high atmospheric pressure Further trying to understand bioluminescence in deep-sea creatures, a recent study investigated the evolution of species-specific bioluminescent structures in lineages of lanternfishes and dragonfishes They showed that deep-sea fishes that have these structures, which may be used for communication, are diversifying into new species at a quicker rate than the deep-sea fish that use bioluminescence for things like camouflage or predation

These findings can potentially lead to a better understanding of just how evolution has shaped the modern-day biodiversity in the deep-sea! I don’t know about you, but I’d love a little light to follow me around to brighten up my world! So what’s the scariest creature that you know of in the deep-sea? Let me know down in the comments below! Make sure you come back every Monday for a brand new video As always, I’m Blocko and this has been Life Noggin Don’t forget to keep on thinking!