-The barbell weight is an anchor. That side will be the bottom of the fly.
Tie you lighter colors on that side. Darker colors on opposite side.
-Bucktail as base near bend goes on first. That helps keep the hook for fouling.
- Balance of tail material to hook shank. I use 3 to 1 for saltwater. 3 times material to shank length
If you google something like tying the clouser or clouser fly, you should run across a youtube clip "Tying the Clouser Minnow with Bob Clouser". He takes you through the full process. It is a great video. Helped me a bunch. Best place to find bucktail I found was Crazyanglertackle.com, great prices very reasonable shipping.
Thanks, this is all new to me and i definetly need the help. I have spent the last hour or so just tying stuff. I leave in a couple of days to go back to work for three weeks and when i get back i will get up with you