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Three days ago Captain Derr‘s client has a magic day – by noon a baker’s dozen.

Head start program for advanced anglers of the fly

By Skip Clement

When the pros, offshore captains, or fly fishing guides always have one or two, maybe even three or four flies in particular sizes and colors, it’s more than a good idea to have a copycat fly wallet with them in it.

If you’re in the Northeast and it’s right now, and until maybe Thanksgiving, and you’re fly fishing off Montauk, Long Island, New York, or off Orient Point Long Island, New York, you’ll want to have something that looks like the pictured flies tied on #1 and 1/0 hooks.

Captain Andrew Derr, offshore fishing guide, published author, contributing writer, and former editor, and publisher of this magazine, refers to both the flies pictured as a fly ‘type’ – Ultra Hair Clouser. But, in the parlance of the YouTube tyers, the flies have other names: SUPER HAIR CLOUSER MINNOW and CLOUSER MINNOW WITH SUPER HAIR OR UNIQUE HAIR. So, the birth certificate says the father was Bob Clouser. Illustration [albie] by Thom Glace, award winning watercolorist.

The combinations of colors are in the pallet of the usual suspects. The undocumented immigrants invading the coastline waters of said real estate that can be ‘Iced’ are Morone saxatilis [stripers] and Euthynnus alletteratus [albies].




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