Named for the creator of the style the Klinkhammer fly this style of tying can be deadly on the water. Hans Van Klinken developed this fly to give another way to wrap hackle around a parachute post while allowing the abdomen of the pattern to become submerged. Just like a real emerging insect that is trying to break the surface film during its break free from the water into flight. This midge variation is a great pattern during the early emergence of a midge hatch when the majority of the bugs are pushing through to the surface.
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Klinkhammer Midge Emerger Ingredients List / Recipe:
Hook – Firehole Outdoors 315
Thread – Veevus 12/0 Black
Abdomen – Ice Dub UV Tan
Thorax – Peacock Herl
Post – Calf Body Hair White
Hackle – Whiting Farms Saddle Black
Tools used to create this fly:
1) Vise – Griffin Montana Mongoose
2) Scissors – Dr. Slick Arrow Point Razor Scissors
3) Bobbin – Griffin Ceramic Flared
4) Whip Finish – Dr. Slick Brass Whip Finish
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