Hook: Mustad 34007 saltwater hook, sizes 1/0 through 8.
Thread: White Danville Flat-Waxed, 6/0
Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash
Belly: White bucktail
Back: Chartreuse bucktail.
Eyes: Dumbell eyes (size to match hook)
Head: Tying thread
Head Coating: Cement or epoxy
Instruction: 1) Start thread 1/3 behind hook eye 2) Place set of dumbbell eye directly on top of thread and begin making figure eight turns to secure they eyes. Make several different kinds of wraps to secure eyes to hook shank as tightly as possible. 3) If you need to, adjust eyes so they are perpendicular to hook shank, then apply a liberal amount of cement to the top and bottom wraps of thread. 4) Select and snip a small clump of white bucktail. holding tips in one hand pull the shorter butt fibers from the club and dispose of them. Also get rid of any extra long tips. 5) Mesure the section so it is twice as long as the hook shank. Cut the butts off at an angle. 6) While tilting the bucktail on top of the hook shank. Tie one collection wrap and then make tight wraps to create a gradual slop all the way to the hook eye. Making sure bucktail is really secured to hook. 7) Move thread to behind the eyes and make a couple of tight wraps to pull the bundle over the eyes and down to the hook shank. 8) Than make several open thread spiral wraps down the hook. Make an additional wrap, then spiral the tread back toward the eyes.then wrap over toward hook eye. 9) Turn the hook upside-down. Trim any stray fibers. 10) Grab 3 strands of krystal flash. Double them over so the finished fly has 6 strands. You may use more if you like. Secure the krystal flash just in front of the eyes 11) Using the same procedure for the white buck tail, prepare a small bundle of chartreuse bucktail which will form the back of the fly 12) Also cut bundle at angle and place on hook shank on an angle, this will make wrapping easier and help to creat a nicely tampered cone shape head. 13) After a few more wraps whip finish fly and clip off thread. 14) Aplly a liberal amount of cement of epoxy 15) Snip any long strands of krystal flash so it extends just beyond the tips of the bucktail. 16) Go catch fish
From Bob Clouser
"The Clouser Minnow fly pattern is known world-wide and has caught more varieties of fish than any other fly. Renowned flyfisherman Lefty Kreh, caught 86 species on the Clouser minnow alone."