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The Essential Fly Cdc Klinkhammer Olive Fishing Fly

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Use To Catch Grayling

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Use On Rivers
Use On Brooks & Streams

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CDC Klinkhammer Olive - Dry Fly

CDC Klinkhammer Olive created by Hans Van Klinken.

CDC Klinkhammer Olive

This is definitely an essential fly. This excellent fish-catching fly was devised by the innovative Dutch fly-tyer Hans Van Klinken. The fly, which hangs down in the water supported by the parachute hackle, could be classed as an emerger, an aquatic insect on the point of hatching; whatever the classification, the trout certainly find it extremely attractive. It has been effective on English chalk streams for both trout and grayling. The hackle has floatant applied with the body taking in water so that it sits low as an emerger.

The CDC Klinkhammer Olive is an incredible fish catching fly devised by the innovative Dutch fly tyer Hans Van Klinken for trout and grayling. When on a course with Oliver Edwards he said to us that this fly should be kept in the car glove boxe next to your pack of emergency condoms....... this fly is absolutely incredible, even when fish asre not taking on the surface this fly is known to 'lift' fish.The fly hangs down in the water supported by the parachute hackle. Due to to body of the pupa sitting under the surface while the hackle and wing are on the surface it represents an emerging caddis fly. The CDC Klinkhammer Olive is tied with CDC on the post. The CDC Klinkhammer Olive is effective on everywhere from English chalk streams to rivers world-wide. At The Essential Fly we have also devised a high visibility variant of the CDC Klinkhammer Olive with black and luminous yellow posts.

CDC Klinkhammer Olive - Fly Tying Dressing

Fly Tying Difficulty: 4

For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the CDC Klinkhammer Olive. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the CDC Klinkhammer Olive at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the CDC Klinkhammer Olive yourself to understand the pleasure of catching a fish with your own tied fly, however at the price we sell flies it is only worth tying one or two CDC Klinkhammer Olive as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.

Hook Sizes

Living Larva Hook sizes 10 to 20

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Fine medium Olive fur dubbing

Body Hackle

Brown cock parachute style

Wing post

Polypropylene yarn


The Essential Fly Cdc Klinkhammer Olive Fishing Fly was last modified on 13/06/2023 12:02


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9 Reviews:

Cdc Klinkhammer Olive
01 November 2015  | 

Flies as described. Swift service.

Cdc klinkhammer olive
05 July 2015  | 

3rd cast, bang! Trout on, what more could you want!

Excellent service and flies...once again
01 September 2014  | 

Another great experience with Essential Fly. Quick delivery, well tied flies, looking forward to my next day on the river!

Great as always..
28 November 2012  | 

On time...high quality

21 November 2008  | 

Speedy delivery and a quality of fly that you would pay triple for elsewhere.

17 November 2008  | 

A very well tied Fly

Best Around
05 July 2008  | 

After many visits to local tackle shops for various flys,I found this site,and the service selection and price plus speedy delivery leaves it second to none!

Great service
18 April 2008  | 

First time i've used The Essential Fly, it won't be the last great service, prices and top quality, well done.

An obvious choice for your fly box
02 March 2008  | 

I bought this in a variety of colours in the smaller sizes. The Klink types are very fiddly to tie in the very small sizes and TEF have an excellent finish and scale to them.

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