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Old 02-23-2011, 08:17 AM
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Default Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

Could any forumite tell me if I have to specially buy klinkhamer hooks or can other hooks be used? I have a couple of fellows who would like me to tie some for them,but I'm not sure if my hooks are suitable or if I'll have to order some. Thanks
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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

One does not have to use a Klinkhamer hook, but it is better to use one. The Klinkhamer hook is longer, curved, wider in the gape with an offset. This allows for a better hookset from the cripple position that the fly takes. I have tried using other curved long shank hooks. The fly looks great, but it is not as effective.

Partridge is the only make that I know of that makes a Klinkhamer hook.

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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

I have made them also on light scud hooks, but before I found Partridge hooks, I read an article way back, I use a TMC200R and slightly bend just behind the eye.

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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

As I recall, most tyers use a TMC2457/2487.

The 'ultimate' is the Partridge 15BNX Anglers Workshop - Partridge 15BNX Klinkhammer Extreme True Emerger Hooks but essentially it's a bent 2457/2487
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As I recall, most tyers use a TMC2457/2487.

The 'ultimate' is the Partridge 15BNX Anglers Workshop - Partridge 15BNX Klinkhammer Extreme True Emerger Hooks but essentially it's a bent 2457/2487
I get the 2487 as it s a fine wire midge emerger hook, but the 2457 is a heavy wire shrimp hook? The 2302 & 2312 look like hey would work as well although the smallest is a 16.
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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

Thanks for the suugestions, Guys-I'll check tham out
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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

Hi Joni-

You're right, the 2457 is a 2x heavy version of the 2487 fine, but given the materials and style of a Klinkhammer, they float just fine and are much more stout. Depending on what you're fishing for and how heavy the water is, sometimes a bit more 'heft in yer hook' can be a GOOD thing! =)
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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

Must be something that I learned here, but I've always done what Joni does with a bend in a TMC200R. At a club tying night we tied the Klinkhammer with bent TMC200R's.
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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

I had always used the TMC 200R as Joni has suggested until I found out that Partridge made Partridge 15BN hooks.

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Default Re: Klinkhamers-which hooks to use to tie them

And in case you want to read a bit of history about the klinkhamer, head on over to this link: Klinkhmer special

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