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Klinkhamers


Tying a new pattern is always fun, the reward of mini victories when laying down new threads far outweighs the challenge of having to go back and start again. Whilst researching yesterday, I chanced upon an interesting and well written article about Hans van Klinken, Holland’s now famous designer of the Klinkhamer. What impressed me the most is his pioneering approach – he owes his success to veering off the well trodden path and actively experimenting to solve little riddles.

In my endeavours last night, I learnt that materials make a huge difference and being economical with space on the hook helps to get everything correctly proportioned. So far I have only tied five klinkhamer style flies. I realise it will be a while before I perfect my technique however I am pleased with the results and shall put them to the test (literally!) on Saturday.

this style of fly is perfectly designed to exploit the laws of physics... They sit in the surface, semi submerged to imitate an emerging insect... Or an unfortunate terrestrial struggling to reach the shore

this style of fly is perfectly designed to exploit the laws of physics… They sit in the surface, semi submerged to imitate an emerging insect… Or an unfortunate terrestrial struggling to reach the shore

My fishing partner this weekend is a discerning professional so I will be concentrating hard when I tie up some for him this afternoon!

Leaving the posts long for now allows for further trimming at the water's edge if windy conditions require it

Leaving the posts long for now allows for further trimming at the water’s edge if windy conditions require it

As always – thank you for reading

size 14, size 16 and some green larvae in case I need some flies to go deep... The anticipation is building!

size 14, size 16 and some green larvae in case I need some flies to go deep… The anticipation is building!