Hall of Fame

Bob Clouser

Immediately recognized as the inventor of the one of the most unique, innovative, and productive fly pattern styles of all times, The Clouser Minnow. Originally designed for fly fishing for the smallmouth bass on the Susquehanna River, it has become one of the most productive fresh and salt western fly patterns ever. Through Bob’s keen interest and education in pursuing smallmouth with a fly, his energy has brought attention to this species and elevated it to a game fish status for the fly rodder world wide. Warm water fisheries are very similar to cold water fisheries and require maintenance to keep fish healthy and alive. Bob has been a champion in educating a new generation of fly fishers. Like Henshall’s early works on Black Bass, Bob brings forth a new respect for fly fishing to all warmwater species.

Samantha Mango