These FLASHTAIL CLOUSERS are based on traditional "Bucktail" casting flies. The modern design features include the 60 degree, 4/0 jig hook. This hook allows this fly to crawl over logs and other obstacles that would hang up a traditional fly hook or a 90 degree jig hook. The lead eyes make the head "drop on the pause" during a pulsing retrieve. When the head drops the "Flash-tail" silver flash-a-bou tail flexes, giving a life-like action to the fly. This style is the most popular striper fly with fly casters in the Sacramento Delta region of California. I have been trolling it behind the #2 Action Disc with good results.
FLASHTAIL CLOUSER Blue, 4/0. $3.95 each
FLASTAIL CLOUSER Olive/Yellow 4/0. $3.95 each
FLASHTAIL CLOUSER Chartreuse, 4/0. $3.95 each
Blue with chartreuse highlights is a standard deep water bait fish color. These flies have plenty of flash to reflect light.
This color scheme is a close representation of a "Sacramento River Pike" also known as a squaw fish. These pike are known for eating salmon and striper eggs and young. This is a good pattern for muddy water or waters with lots of weeds/moss on the bottom.
If you could fish only one color for stripers this is the one. Half of all the Flashtail Clousers I sell are Chartreuse. It shows up well in stained water.