Clouser Minnow with Rabbit
The Creature – by Captain Justin Rea
Hook:Mustad all purpose salt water 2/0-5/0
Rabbit: Cross cut tan, zonker cut Chartruse
Crystal Flash: Pearl
Rubber legs: Green silly legs
Eyes: Lead dumbell
About the fly:
This fly was designed for snapper and grouper. This is a very easy tie but very effective for fishiing the channels or mangroves for grouper and snapper.
Tie in behind the eye and create two little humps for the foundation of the lead eyes.
Tie the lead eyes on using the figure eight wraps and then wrap all the way back to where the thread hangs down next to the barb.
Tie in the crosscut rabbit strip leaving a tail one and a half the length of the hook. Tie it in so the hair is pointing away from you so when you palmer the rabbit forward it will lay back torward the bend.
It should look like this.
Next tie in a about 4 strands of crystall flash.
Tie in a set of rubber legs so they lay of both sides of the fly as shown.
Next take a zonker strip and push it through the hook and then tie it off at the head. I usually start with a long peice and