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Klinkhammer Hooks - Can I Use Them For All Emergers?


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#1 Randyflycaster

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 11:58 AM

Are Klinkhammer hooks better suited for parachute flies or can they be used for all sorts of emerging flies? In other words, what are the hooks designed for?

 

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 01:35 PM

I don't believe there are any reasons not to use them if they serve the purpose.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 02:51 PM

[quote name="Randyflycaster" post="681071" timestamp="1479574719"]Are Klinkhammer hooks better suited for parachute flies or can they be used for all sorts of emerging flies? In other words, what are the hooks designed for?
 
They are designed to hang just below the surface, mimicking a bug stuck- not quite able to break tension of surface film.



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#4 SilverCreek

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM



Are Klinkhammer hooks better suited for parachute flies or can they be used for all sorts of emerging flies? In other words, what are the hooks designed for?

 

Thanks,

Randy

 

Emergence is a process and not a specific fly. So NO, Klinkhammer hooks cannot be used for all emergers. Gary Borger has recently published a book called Fishing the Film in which he discusses the 5 stages of emergence and the patterns that imitate them.

 

I describe the process and stages of emergence here:

 

http://www.theflyfis...html#post664690

 

It begins when the nymph or pupa reaches the surface film and places its thorax against the underside of the meniscus (stage 1) and ends with fully emerged adult. Stage 2 is when the top of the thorax has broken through the surface film and the adult begins to emerge.

 

Stage 3 is when the the head and legs emerge, with the wing pads and wings plastered at the top of the thorax. The wings then begin to be pulled up and out of the wing pads. This is the stage that the parachute adams, the Klinkhammer and the Quigley emerger all imitate. All 3 are suspender patterns in which the emerger is suspended in the film with the nymphal form below and the emerging insect above the film.

 

Mayfly-Pale-Evening-Dun-Emerger.jpg

 

 

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Stage 4 is the sparkle dun and X-caddis which have the empty shuck still attached to the emerged adult.

 

Stage 5 is the short transient stage of the emerged adult whose wings are not yet fully expanded and hardened.


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