i've got an assortment of colors to choose from but is there a sure fire color combo? i had several olive/white and black/white that i've lost so i'm replicating that pattern but i'm looking for other suggestions.
I totally agree about the bucktail. The way is pulsates when stripped and emulates baitfish and shrimp is unmatched when compared to other materials. Zonker strip is awesome too. I've started experimenting with Zonker clousers and they move great, too. The only thing you have to add at the hook butt end is a 30-40# loop so the rabbit strip doesn't wrap around the hook.If I could only have one color in a clouser it would be the chart/white. But, really I cant think of a combo that does not work. Everything above is good, but so it the all white, all black, red over white, tan over white and my favorite right now: all yellow w/ gold eyes, gold firefly and red thread.
There is one point about clousers that I believe goes way unnoticed though. Bucktail. Not supreme hair, not ultra hair, not frosty fish super slick go-to synthetic recycled emu sack feathers......bucktail. It makes a difference. I know it doesnt last long once the toothy buggers get it. But that natural taper is where its at.
Casting a Clouser gives a new meaning to the phrase 'Chuck n Duck!Ah the clouser, the fly thats really a jig...to purists. Not to mention a pain in the butt to cast. Clunk, clunk. A cliche' no doubt, but they do catch fish.
Ive had better luck on white sand beaches with lighter colors.
I have really been impressed with the success by using olive over white. I only started using it the past year. I also like gray over white.i had a lot of luck with the olive/white and black/white clouser on saturday. not so much with chartreuse/orange.