Combine 3/4 cup of cornmeal and ¼ cup flour with the water, mix it up until it forms a batter.
In another bowl, combine the remaining cornmeal and flour.
Dip the clams in batter, shaking off the excess. Coat with cornmeal mixture.
Preheat oil to 375 F degrees in a deep fryer. Fry clams, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove it with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
Sprinkle with salt.
Serve immediately with sauce if desired.