I love this little emerger pattern tied up with 2 of my favorite dry fly materials, CDC and elk hair. While this does share some similarity in material to the CDC & Elk pattern that takes up the majority of room in my fly box, this particular pattern also adds a couple more ingredients. The body is comprised of a biot, and will sink subsurface quite quickly while the CDC will provide a stable platform to float the upper part of the fly. I’m quite interested to see the results of this fly and will report back after I get a chance to test it out.
The Klinkhamer is a pattern I love to fish, but I must admit, I`m not always thrilled when I have to tie up a batch. this one is finished on the post, my favorite way to tie parachute hackles, and Davie makes it look really easy.
After a week of bad things, I’ve finally been able to get back to the computer. I’m not sure if it was something consumed or perhaps just being in the presence of that little rug rat who seems to bring home all kinds of viral treats. Anyhow, lots of great video has been posted up over the past little while, and I’ve also bee hitting the forum at Fly Tyer for some interesting conversation on all things fly tying.
The first thing to note on this little impressionistic caddis is the brushed up CDC body. It provides a really sweet base to lay the feather wing onto and will really let this fly catch some serious air bubbles to keep it on top. I really like the low wing profile on the pattern. All too often on patterns like the Elk Hair Caddis, the wing is set quite high. Just as Al Troth had originally designed the EHC to sit low with a sleek wing, this pattern also fits that profile to a tee. The finished fly has a beautiful underbody as well, I’d love to see a trout just try not to gulp that down.