Here is the fly pattern sheet for the Amber Caddis Klinkhåmer Variant.
Daiichi 1160, #14 – 18
8/0 Uni olive for body, 16/0 Veevus for hackle
Zelon amber dubbing
Peacock herl, 3 strands
I’ve used 16/0 Veevus thread for tying off the hackle.
Here is the history of the Klinkhåmer Special from Hans van Klinken in his own words posted on the website by Tom Sutcliffe called – The Spirit of Fly Fishing – in April 2012, the 25th anniversary. CLICK HERE
Watch Hans van Klinken tie the Klinkhåmer Special in this VIDEO.
As designed, only the hackle will float the fly with the body and thorax submerged. At least 5 turns of hackle are used for smaller flies and 7 or 8 turns for larger sizes. Be sure to keep a long post as it’s the only thing viewed.