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The Essential Fly Cdc Klinkhammer Claret 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 Claret - Dry Fly

CDC Klinkhammer Claret created by Hans Van Klinken.

CDC Klinkhammer Claret

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 Claret is an incredible fish catching fly devised by the innovative Dutch fly tyer Hans Van Klinken for trout and grayling. This fly is absolutely incredible, even when fish are 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 Claret is tied with CDC on the post. The CDC Klinkhammer Claret 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 Claret with black and luminous yellow posts.

CDC Klinkhammer Claret - Fly Tying Dressing

Fly Tying Difficulty: 4

For the fly tyers you we have provided tying specifications for the CDC Klinkhammer Claret. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the CDC Klinkhammer Claret at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the CDC Klinkhammer Claret 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 Claret 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

Silk Thread



Fine medium claret grey fur dubbing

Body Hackle

Brown Cock Feather parachute style

Wing post

Polypropylene yarn


The Essential Fly Cdc Klinkhammer Claret Fishing Fly was last modified on 29/12/2023 07:20


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5 Reviews:

Essential Fly Service
04 May 2014  | 

Once again easy ordering, quick delivery and good flies.

very good
28 August 2013  | 

very good just what i ordered

Klinkhammer flies
01 January 2013  | 

Very well tied flies . For once not over dressed

cdc klinkhammer claret
11 August 2008  | 

pleased with the quality flies

A modern classic
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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