About the Sedge Special Klinkhammer Trout Fly
Klinkhammers are different from many other parachute dry flies in that the thorax of the fly is designed to hang down through the surface of the water to imitate an emerging insect.
The exceptional trigger point is the body penetrating the surface film; which gets seen by Trout from a greater distance, long before they see the surface footprint, creating exciting takes!
Hans Van Klinken, the Dutch creater of the Klinkhammer, also fished many of the rivers in Scandinavia as well as in his native Holland. His mentor was a Swedish fly fisher, Kenneth Bostrom who had created a fly called the Rackelhammer to imitate hatching sedge. It floated when cast upstream but Hans found if it was tweaked, to suggest life, it sank. Hans adapted the idea and made a fly that still floated after it had been tweaked. It became known as the 'Klinkhammer Special' . At first he bent the hook of a parachute fly so that the abdomen would sink below the surface and the thorax would float. Later he developed a special hook that did the same but imitated the curved body angle of the insect as it hangs below the surface just as it starts to emerge. This is what makes it different from a regular parachute dry fly. The abdomen serves as a primary trigger, penetrating the surface film and getting noticed by trout from a great distance, well before they pick up on the above surface footprint features.
Excellent Grayling pattern
Creator of this trout fly: Hans Van Klinken
Country of origin for this trout fly: Holland
This trout fly is designed to be fished on Rivers & Streams
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