How to use our
Klinkhåmer Special correctly
The klinkhamer Special
floating as it should be
people will discover problems in keeping their Klinkhåmers floating.
The main reason for this problem will be because we use original
poly-yarn. Poly-yarn is a great product but unfortunately it absorbs
water very well. Poly-yarn is also lighter then water but after it
has absorbed water the hook will pull the fly down very easily. The
use of a good floatant is extremely important to prevent this
problem. Therefore the hackle and wing should be prepared very well
with a very good floatant.
recommending to use dilly wax which is specially designed for making
poly-yarn water resistant through which his Klinkhåmer gets almost
unsinkable. Once well treated the fly keeps floating for a very long
time. Don't use floatant on the body because it can prevent the body
from getting through the surface which is extremely important for
the success of this unique fly pattern.
How to cast
To prevent wind
knots in your tippet its highly recommended to use a braided leader
when you using larger Klinkhåmer flies.
suggest to use a parachute or snake casts or a combination of both
of them within the same cast.
Text & Photos by
Hans van Klinken ©
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