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When you find yourself in one of the most prolific bone fisheries in the world, it is key to take advantage of the situation by using the best possible flies to land your personal best bonefish. Luckily, in this week’s episode of The Fly Tying Station, we’ve got you covered with a detailed tutorial on one of our most effective bonefish flies, the Baby Clouser.
Alphonse Fishing Co. guide, Yousuf Shaikh, goes into every detail needed to tie this incredible bonefish fly. Yousuf has five years’ guiding experience on Alphonse Island and is famous for being the world’s first-ever Bangladeshi fly-fishing guide.
In this tutorial, he shows us how to tie two versions of the fly. He starts off with the original Baby Clouser and proceeds to another version of the Baby Clouser with rubber legs. Without the rubber legs the clouser is mostly effective for bonefish, adding the rubber legs amplifies your chances of catching other species such as the bluefin or bigeye trevally. The fly is incredibly easy to tie and takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
This fly is a must-have in every bone fisherman’s box, not only for their effectiveness in targeting bonefish but also because they are effective in targeting other species on the flats like the Indo-Pacific permit and the tricky triggerfish.
Stay on the lookout for our newest fly tying episode released every Friday on social media. In the meantime, if you missed any of our previous episodes take a look below.
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