October 2, 2017 at 11:09 pm #7095
I have been thinking about a new fly pattern to learn. And the one fly that keeps coming to mind over and over again is the Klinkhammer.
I don’t know if this fly would be worth using on our freestone waters, and if it’s not, well, I will learn another pattern. I see no sense in tying a fly that won’t work where I fish because it isn’t practical. And if you know me, I am practical.
I have seen this fly many times on videos from our man Oliver Edwards, and Jonathan Barnes as well talks it up about this fly from time to time.
So why not?October 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm #7108
I wondered the same thing. Try it and let us know how it did.October 3, 2017 at 4:13 pm #7116
I’m going to have to make some. Then when some new fisherman asks me what’s working? I can say Klinkhammer! You just know he won’t have a clue what it is. 😀October 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm #7119
I like your thinking.😀October 3, 2017 at 8:00 pm #7126
Ok, the Klink it is for this winter. I will get a list of what I need and start tying it up as soon as I can. I wish I could take my fly tying stuff with me to Chihuahua, that would be perfect for me alone and bored in my hotel room. Dang it.:C
So I guess it’ll be when I get back. I have a feeling I’m going to be tying a lot just to release the stress of going to Chihuahua.
If winter is going to be what it looks like so far ( I know, too early to tell just yet ) it may be a cold and snowy one at that. I like sitting at my tying table with a cup of hot tea or coffee in the morning in my jammies and robe with snow falling and me tying flies till my hearts content.
I haven’t said this in awhile, but this calls for it; good times, gooooood times.October 3, 2017 at 9:02 pm #7131
Yes, tying flies is very relaxing and should be done in the winter. It keeps us involved in fly fishing when we can’t fish.
How come you can’t take the tying stuff with you? A vice and tools don’t take up much room and just take enough material to tie one fly like the Klink.October 3, 2017 at 11:02 pm #7145
Too many negatives involved. But the big rule we were told is no carry-ons into Chihuahua. You are allowed only a lap top computer.
I have sleep apnea, and I can take my machine, but only with a Doctors prescription. I may not even take that, though they say I should since I will be there for 3 weeks. Basically the whole dang thing would possibly just cause a lot of questions I may not be wanting to explain that it’s for tying flies, blah, blah, blah. I have little patience with such things, and I was told specifically to just be polite and smile through customs and immigration down there.
I just don’t want any issues.
So I guess I’ll just turn the t.v. on and watch Masked Mexican All Star Wrestling. God help me!!! But since I can take my computer, I can watch fishing you tubes and keep an eye on you all, ha ha ha!October 4, 2017 at 10:34 am #7156
Do like Lee Wulff did it and tie the flies without a vice. I tried that once and couldn’t stop laughing at how the fly looked.October 4, 2017 at 10:51 am #7159
Ha ha, there will be blood involved my friend. Lots of blood.😷
Not only that, knowing me, I’d tie my fingers to the hook as well.😕October 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm #7168
The best spring creek fisherman I ever knew ties a variant of the Klinkhammer as an emerger pattern. The original was made for PA sulfurs, and it works well on western PMD’s. Just alter the size and thorax color to suit the mayfly du jour. An Adams grey with a mixed grizzly and brown hackle would likely kill anywhere. Don’t treat the abdomen or tail with floatant, just a tiny bit on the parachute post so it barely floats.
Hook: Daiichi 1150 or similar
Tail: brown Z-lon, sparse
Abdomen: pheasant tail fibers, rib w/copper wire
Thorax: dubbing to match natural
Parachute post: Whatever you like to use – calf tail, poly yarn, etc.
Hackle: Grizzly dyed dunOctober 4, 2017 at 3:07 pm #7169
Not exactly. The original was invented in Europe to fish for emerging caddis. Actually, the original started out being called a LT Caddis before being changed to Klinkhammer.October 4, 2017 at 6:21 pm #7189
That’s what Oliver said wasn’t it, on his video Big Dries for fast water? Don’t answer that. It’ll give me a good reason to watch it again.October 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm #7195
I haven’t seen that, but I know he likes the fly.October 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm #7196
I wasn’t clear – I wasn’t referring to the original Klinkhammer, but that my friend developed a variation as a sulfur emerger for PA’s spring creeks. Sorry for the confusion.October 4, 2017 at 9:43 pm #7199
Understandable. There’s a bunch of different versions now. I’m surprised I never tried the fly. I always knew it worked. I’ll have to work on that. Not exactly a dry fly, but close enough. 😀
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