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08-03-2006, 06:50 PM
Has anybody ever heard of a klinkhammer special i. i saw some guys talking about it on another board.

08-04-2006, 11:35 AM
The Klinkhammer is basically a parachute pattern tied on a curved hook. Ex. scud, egg hooks. They can be very effective at times. Try a search on Google.

08-04-2006, 01:33 PM
Checkout Flyanglersonline.com, go to fly tying then pattern archives. A power point presentation is listed for 4th qtr. 2005. I've used a variation of it fishing mt. lakes near Yellowstone. Works well as an emerger also.
Randy Sale

08-04-2006, 02:20 PM
Orvis has the klinkhammer with the tying recipe

08-04-2006, 04:24 PM
thanks for the info. i love this board.

thanks again,
The kid

08-05-2006, 07:38 PM
The style was created by Hans van Klinken a well known fly fisherman from the Netherlands.

08-07-2006, 01:37 PM
You aint kin to Hans are ya, Hans? ;)

08-07-2006, 03:34 PM
"If it ain't Dutch, It ain't much" ;)
Randy Sale

08-07-2006, 07:25 PM

No, I'm not kin to him, I just happen to have a German name which is very common in Holland as well, and it is not extremely common in Scandinavia but pops up now and then in the population. It is a short version of Johannes or John in english. Well enough of this.

appalachian angler
08-11-2006, 06:35 PM

From the originator himself

09-27-2006, 10:57 AM
There is a great article on the Klinkhammer in the December 2006 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine I received a few days ago. It has the recipe and step by step instructions. I am heading to LRO after lunch today to pick up some of the materials that I don't already have such as the #14 Partridge Klinkhammer GRS15ST hooks.

Looks like a fun one to tie. I will try to keep y'all posted on how the fish liked it around Tremont and Metcalf Bottoms.


10-01-2006, 07:39 PM
Purchase the December 2006 Fly Fisherman magazine and look at and read pages 35 through 37 and 59. Hans Van Klinken discusses, and illustrates with pictures, the tying process for the Klinkhamer special. You can't go wrong when you get the rescipee from the original inventor. :)

10-03-2006, 07:37 AM
Here are a couple of links to the originator of this fly
The first link is to Hans van Klinken's web site check out flytying and dry flies
The second link is to a step by step tying instructions