Klinkhåmer Emerger Type Fly

Klinkhåmer Emerger Type Fly

The Klinkhåmer , an emerger type fly, originally named LT Caddis (light tan), now officially named Klinkhåmer Special, was devised by a Dutch angler Hans van Klinken in the early 80's to imitate an emerging caddisfly to catch grayling and trout which feed from them as they float in the surface film. This pattern has proven to be an extremely effective fly and imitates a caddisfly.

Klinkhåmers are different from many other parachute dry flies in that the thorax of the fly is designed to hang down 'through' the surface of the water to imitate an emerging insect. The abdomen serves as a trigger point which penetrates the surface film, which gets noticed by trout from great distances, even before any resulting surface footprint features.

In all variations of this fly, the abdomen of the fly float is underneath the surface of the water to attract the fish and improve hookups, while the parachute hackle and foam or wing is on or above the surface of the water for visibility and flotation.


The Klinkhammer primary use is for trout and grayling .


Materials :

  • 8–20 
  • Klinkhammer Hook - Size 10
  • Waxed Thread - 8/0, Olive
  • Micro Fine Dry Fly Dub - Cream, Brown
  • Polypropylene Floating Yarn - White
  • Whiting Dry Fly Hackle - Light Ginger
  • Super Glue Brush-On