Clouser query!

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  1. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Howdy!
    Been getting my tie on for SRC and after using some of my clousers on the water, I have discovered how they seem to mess with my casting. I am assuming it is the weight aspect vs an unweighted fly. Some folks have commented on how they don't like to throw clousers due to this so I started using small chain beads to reduce the weight yet still give the inverted ride.
    The hooks are ss15 #6
    Do they make lighter dumbbells or synthetic ones to address this, though I feel pretty ok with the application as is?
    Dave

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    Eyejuggler, you're right... heavy clousers suck to cast especially if you are using a floating line. The trick is to tie them with small eyes, your bead chain shouldn't be a problem, but sometimes don't have enough weight to make them ride upside down but they still catch fish.

    If you are using a intermediate line it makes it much easier due to the heavier line weight and much shorter leader. Even with a floating line you can use a shorter leader and that will help. They make dumbbell eyes in very small sizes, smaller then you would need. Very nice looking clousers, they should work well.
     
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    Hareline offers synthetic, non weighted dumbbell eyes. They just came out this year. Your local fly shop can order them.

    They also sell, lightweight aluminum dumbbell eyes.

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    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Nice, many thanks guys!
    Now that I am getting comfortable with some tying, I am starting to tweak stuff and finding the right tweaks is key.
     

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