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Our Part Number: SPO-3001-12Bar Code: 886741032216Brand: The Essential Fly
CDC Klinkhammer Black created by Hans Van Klinken.
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 Black 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 Black is tied with CDC on the post. The CDC Klinkhammer Black 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 Black with black and luminous yellow posts.
The CDC Klinkhammer Black can be used to catch Rainbow Trout
The CDC Klinkhammer Black can be used to catch Brown Trout
The CDC Klinkhammer Black can be used to catch Grayling
As the name indicates dry flies which include CDC Klinkhammer Black are designed to float on the surface of the water. Trout dry flies types which include CDC Klinkhammer Black imitate a wide variery of flies and insects which inhabit the surface of the water. There is nothing like using dry flies and watching trout and grayling rise to the surface. To purists dry fly fishing is the true art-form of fly fishing, indeed some rivers only permit dry fly fishing. There are some dry flies (e.g. the Popper, Muddlers) which are designed to attract fish by the action of creating a surface disturbance. The flies are made from very bouyant materials (e.g, cork, ethafoam or deer hair, the latter having a generous application of floatant). A Muddler retrieved upwind of a rise can often result in a bulge in the water as the fish follows the fly.
A dry fly like CDC Klinkhammer Black has flotant (Gink is the most popular) warmed in your hand and gently rubbed into the hackles to help CDC Klinkhammer Black float and they are usually cast singly on a trout tapered leader. A floating line is used, but with the tapered leader de-greased so that it does not glint and flash light spooking the trout
The CDC Klinkhammer Black is fished by putting floatant on the wing post and moistening the body (I put it in my mouth and use spittle to make the body wet and sink into the surface film). The fly is then floated down stream with constant mends as appropriate to stop the CDC Klinkhammer Black skimming the stream as it must float naturally at the speed of the current.
For the more adventurous among you we have provided tying specifications for the CDC Klinkhammer Black. Remember at The Essential Fly we sell the CDC Klinkhammer Black at incredible prices with a top quality fly and service to back it up. It is certainly worth tying the CDC Klinkhammer Black 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 Black as your can spend more time fishing instead of tying flies - buy volume online with us.Hook SizesLiving Larva Hook sizes 10 to 20Silk ThreadBlackBodyFine medium black fur dubbingBody HackleBrown cock parachute styleWing postPolypropylene yarn
Living Larva Hook sizes 10 to 20
Fine medium black fur dubbing
Brown cock parachute style
Brilliant fly can see clearly in water
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