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A wonderfully designed fly, originated by Hans van Klinken, the Klinkhammer is a dry fly designed to hang down in the film imitating an insect that's trying to emerge. The para-post makes it visible and the different versions allow you to fish this fly very effectively during the early stage of many hatches. A great tip is to apply floatant freely to the top above the hackle of the fly but leave the rear third of the body dry, so it absorbs water and hangs even further down into the water. Sizes: 12, 14, 16.
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4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Klinkhammer
Review 1 for Klinkhammer
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product,
February 5, 2015
By: jimvet3
from Pittsburgh, Pa.
"Purchased trout flies and nymphs excellent quality"
Review 2 for Klinkhammer
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent prospecting fly,
May 28, 2012
By: WildJersey
from Northern NJ
"I love the Orvis tied Klinkhammers (all colors) with their slim body profile and just the right amount of hurl and hackle. With the poly post, the fly is visible in broken water, and the silhouette is representative enough to get finicky fish to go in slow and/or smooth water. It works whether there are caddis or mayflies about. I love this fly!"
Review 3 for Klinkhammer
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of my top 2 go-to prospecting flies,
October 29, 2011
By: BadCaster
from Idaho
"As an emerger, wtih a z-lon shuck, this thing is great. I think the profile mimics some caddis and mayfly dries as well as emergers. I caught a really nice 22" rainbow hen in the Cheesman canyon section at the bottom of the ice box pool this summer when she was feeding on emergers. The para post gives this thing great visibility in low light. I tie min with a white poly yarn post, grease the post and hackle only and prospect this thing anywhere. Only a #16 tan caddis might be my #1 prospecting fly, with this one #2. I use up dozens every season, mostly tan, grey and light olive."
Review 4 for Klinkhammer
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
klinkhammer & Atlantic salmon,
September 19, 2008
By: BigFish
from Norwich, Vermont
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"this fly was a killer this year in Quebec on the Old Fort River (Morgain's Camp). Nothing like seeing an Alantic Salmon take your dry fly. We caught more salmon on the klinkhammer than any other fly, including black bear green butt, undertakers, etc."