rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was going to wait to review this one until I had tied and fished more of the patterns in the book, but it's not necessary.
The book's strengths are obvious: clear descriptions, and big, colorful pictures. I've been tying Clousers for years, but one night with the book immediately improved them. Clouser gives detailed instructions even down to the level of how to properly anchor your eyes, how to epoxy, etc.
This one does have advice on how to fish the patterns. While it's certainly enough to get you started, I think it works best as a partner to his Fly-Fishing for Smallmouth Bass book, which goes into far more detail.
So, yeah, if you're tying for smallies, this one's probably essential.
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