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Step by Step's

The Tan Klinkhammer

Tan Klinkhamer Fly Tying Materials
Tying the Klinkhammer Step 1

Step 1

Start to catch in the thread onto the hookshank around 5mm from the eye.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 2

Step 2

Take a length of white Poly Yarn and catch onto the hookshank, just before the hook starts to bend.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 3

Step 3

Trim the poly yarn to the left hand side of the thread, make sure that the poly yarn is tapered. (This creates a tapered body).

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 4

Step 4

Cover the poly yarn with thread.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 5

Step 5

Lift the poly yarn upwards so that it is vertical and perform a few wraps around the base to form the wing post. The post should now stay vertical.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 6

Step 6

Wind the thread down the hook to a position well around the hook bend.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 7

Step 7

Dub some tan dubbing around the thread. Try to keep the dubbing as fine as possible to keep the body thickness to a minimum.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 8

Step 8

Wind the dubbing up the hookshank creating a thin body. Stop about 1/3 of the body length from the wing post.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 9

Step 9

For the next stage, wind the dubbing up towards the wing post and then back down to the position where your started this run. Continue doing this until a tapered body is achieved as shown. (Tip: Keep the dubbing on the thread as fine as possible, you can run over the dubbing again and again to get the desired thickness).

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 10

Step 10

Catch in a Brown Cock Hackle and secure vertically to the wing post.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 11

Step 11

Take 3 peacock herls and secure to the hook shank. Return the thread to the wing post and let the bobbin hang free.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 12

Step 12

Wind the peacock herl back and forth to create a thorax, making sure that the bobbin and thread are lifted out of the way before finishing the winding at the wingpost. You will be whip finishing the thread around the wing post , securing the peacock herl at the same time.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 13

Step 13

Secure the peacock herls with thread around the wing post, whip finish and trim any waste herl and also the thread.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 14

Step 14

Adjust the fly in the vice so that the wing post points horizontally. Catch in some spider web on the wing post and wind a few times to create a base where the feather will be wound. Be careful when using the spider web, it is very thin and brittle.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 15

Step 15

Enlarged view of the spider web on the wing post.

Tying the Klinkhammer Step 16

Step 16

Wind the hackle around the wing post a few times, make sure that each winding goes underneath the previous one. After the last winding pull the cock hackle end horizontally towards the vice and perform a few windings of spider web around the wing post (underneath the least winding) and trapping the waste cock hackle at the same time. Be careful not to trap too many hackle fibres. Trim the waste cock hackle.

Tying the Klinkhammer Completed

The Completed Fly

Finally whip finish the spider web on the wing post and trim. If for any reason there are trapped fibres which point downwards, either trim them with scissors or pick the out with a dubbing needle. Take hold of the wing post, twist it slightly and make one cut across with scissors to trim the post to length.

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