Dutch fly tier Hans van Klinken first tied the pattern that bears his name in 1984, and since then, tiers have come up with countless variations–a fact which proves the pattern’s effectiveness. The way that the rear end of a Klinkhåmer sits below the surface imitates an mayfly dun struggling to escape its nymphal shuck. These struggling duns are sitting ducks, providing easy pickings for trout.
In this latest how-to video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler demonstrates how he ties a version of the Klinkhåmer to imitate sulfur duns stuck in the film. As usual, there are plenty of great tying tricks for you to learn, such as how to create a tight dubbing rope and how to use superglue to make tying a parachute post easier.
Hook: Partridge Klinkhamer X-treme hook, size 14.
Thread: Pale yellow, 10/0.
Rear Shuck: Golden brown Antron Yarn.
Front Shuck: Chocolate brown Antron Sparkle Dubbing.
Wing post: Gray McFlylon.
Adhesive #1: Superglue.
Hackle: Light ginger.
Thorax: Ginger rabbit-fur dubbing.
Adhesive #2: Head cement.
Tools: Plunger-style hackle pliers, dubbing whirl, whip-finish tool.