Klinkhammer Variant Tutorial

The Klinkhammer style is exceptionally versatile and a flexible pattern that can match most insects on your own watershed. We love it for our slower trout water in Michigan as it gives the fish an excellent prey image of an emerging insect. Simply by changing sizes and colors you can match almost anything. Here, I'm using a generic color scheme that is reminiscent of the classic parachute Adams. 


  • Hook: Daiichi 1167
  • Thread: 6/0 Black
  • Dubbing: Hare's Ear Plus 
  • Rib: Kyrstal Flash (Pearl)
  • Post: Polypropylene Yarn (light gray)
  • Hackle: Whiting Grizzly Saddle
  • Thorax: Superfine Dubbing (Adams Gray)