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Seeing as I'm kinda new to flyfishing I've been doing some reading and it seems to me clousers are the go to fly? I have a few that I fish but mostly fish deceivers and epoxys and some ultra hair stuff. I'm fishing mostly a 10wt WFI in water that might go to 12ft within casting distance. I've never noticed a difference in catching with the clousers but found they hurt allot more on the back of your head unless the winds right or your casting sidearm. I'm thinking there's more to this clouser thing that I don't realize? On another note, being the clouser is weighted could you get the same effect with a sink tip with a deceiver? Is it the depth or the action alone that makes the difference? Is a clouser a fly that gets used mostly on a WFF when you need to get down more than a WFI with a deceiver? I've got lots of questions. I have some books but they don't define when to stuff. Questions I ask of people get me more confused than I was cause everyone's got their own thing going from fishing running lines with lead core tips to fishing cutup pieces of Finess Fish. Help! Prospector
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Love those clousers

One of my favorite spots to fish is right in Stamford harbor poeple laugh at me when I take them there because it is about a 4 minute boat ride and at dead low you can easily see the bottom. The formation off of this point is ideal for fishing clousers I work the point starting very close to shore and start bouncing the clouser off the rocks working my way into deeper water with each cast it usually doesn't take very long to hook up. I get a much better feel of the bottom with the clouse due to the weight much more so than a deceiver. Sometimes in the very early morning you can see them working the surface then I will use a deceiver or even a popper but I have had much more success with the clouser using a sink tip line. Good luck.
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