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Monday, May 4, 2015

Klinkhamer Variant

What bend is on YOUR hook?



I don't think the Klinkhamer Special is any secret, so I won't go into details about the original design of the pattern.  BUT...  the hook is really what makes this pattern so effective.  It's a hook that starts out with a straight eye, a straight shank, and then the whole thing gets dropped down to China town.  The idea is that a parachute style fly will sit with the parachute out of the water, and the rest of the fly down in the water mimicking an emerger struggling to get fully emerg-ized.  There are many hooks that are built for this purpose:
You can mix and match the colors and dubbings for this fly, but we have been using a lot of Nature's Spirit snowshoe rabbit foot dubbing due to how easy it is to work with, and the buggy profile it leaves behind.  Make sure you make room for these in your box because they are proven patterns in fooling picky fish that only want to eat the easy pickings.

~ Cheech

Recipe:

Baetis (BWO) 
Thread: Uni 8/0 - Olive (BUY HERE)
Body: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing - Gray olive (BUY HERE)
Ribbing: Coats and Clark sewing thread - Brown
Thorax: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing - Muskrat gray (BUY HERE)
Parachute Post: Para Post Wing Material - White/orange or light gray (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Whiting cape or saddle - Grizzly or dun (BUY HERE)

Caddis (tan or green)
Thread: Uni 8/0 - Tan (BUY HERE)
Body: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing - Caddis Green or Tan (BUY HERE)
Ribbing: Coats and Clark sewing thread - Brown
Thorax: Nature's Spirit Snowshoe Rabbit Foot Dubbing - Hare's ear (BUY HERE)
Parachute Post: Para Post Wing Material - White/orange or N. Woods special (BUY HERE)
Hackle: Whiting cape or saddle - Grizzly or dark barred ginger (BUY HERE)



1 comment:

  1. One of my favorites, Always produces something!

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