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  1. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Can anybody recommend their favorite video or SBS on how to tie a Clouser Half & Half? Any info would be great.
     
  2. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    Tie in eyes, tie in saddle hackle behind eyes on top of hook, then tie it like you would a clouser. Seems to work fine for me
     
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  3. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    I've been tying them for Neah Bay and I try to tie them like I remember seeing on a Clouser tying VHS I used to own. Here goes....

    Tie in thread...
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    Tie in lead eyes - I like to use a drop of Zap-a-Gap to help secure them after tying them in...
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    Tie in first clump of belly bucktail ahead of lead eyes and secure back to hook bend...
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    Tie in 4 saddles, two on each side of the bucktail...
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    Add flash on both sides of the hackle. I like the flash to extend past the hackle by 1/2" - 1"
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    Tie in a small clump of white bucktail behind the eyes. Make sure it surrounds the hackles to help reduce fouling...
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    Flip over and tie in top color of bucktail (I know of no other color besides chartreuse ;)) and apply head cement to head and thread wraps behind the eyes...
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    Remove, center chartreuse bucktail and catch fish...
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  4. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    Perfect! Thanks.
     

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