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    Default The KlinkAnt

    As requested, here it is. Great little thin water searching pattern...

    Hook: Tiemco 2499SP-BL (14-18).
    Thread: Gordon Griffiths Sheer 12/0 in black.
    Abdomen: Black Superfine dubbing.
    Waist: Black thread.
    Thorax: Balck Superfine dubbing.
    Hackle post: Red closed cell foam.
    Primary hackle: Brown (or black) cock.
    Halo hackle: Dark grey CDC plume.

    Step 1
    Coat the hook with thread all the way down to the base of the curve and then a few wraps back again.


    Step 2
    Dub a thin noodle of black superfine dubbing (2-3 cm long) onto the thread. (A thinner noodle is better here as it is being used to build up a little abdomen which needs to be nice and tight to keep its shape.)



    Step 3
    Wrap the dubbing to form the abdomen. Wrap the thread back and forth 2 or 3 times to form the waist.


    Step 4
    Tie in the red foam post starting from just behind the hook eye and working back from there.


    Step 5
    Strip the flue from the base of the red cock hackle and tie in at the base of the foam post (feather facing outwards...)


    Step 6
    Prepare the CDC plume as above and tie in next to the cock hackle.


    Step 7
    Dub a tight little noodle of black supefine, much as you did for the abdomen.


    Step 8
    Ok, now things start to get a bit finicky! Stroke the two tied in hackles and the foam post forward and wrap some dubbing behind them. Bring the dubbing round to the front and warp a few more turns here. Things should be starting to resemble the thorax with the feathers and foam post sticking out the top.
    Last edited by Hackle; 13-01-16 at 07:09 PM.

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    Step 9
    Clamp your hackle pliers onto the cock hackle and wrap around the foam post 2 or 3 times (less is more here, remeber the thin water and whispy fish?). Just as you are about to tie the hackle off at the eye it should snap. Stay calm and take a breath. If you are lucky there will still be enough hackle left to wrap again and you are A for away. If not, get up and go pour yourself a drink.


    Step 10
    With the cock hackle in place, perform the same dance with the CDC plume to form the halo hackle. 1 to 2 turns is plenty here and remember the CDC has a stiffer feather shaft so can take a little more tugging (but beware of doing a strangle job on your foam post. If you tweak that little guy right off no drink is gonna save you)


    Step 11
    Trim the foam post to form a little rounded button above your hackle and voila!


    The KlinkAnt. Now go and play!

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    Very nice Hackle! A really nice fly and great photography, thanx
    Rob

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    Thumbs up

    Wonderfully done!

    thanks for a great sbs..
    I fish better with a lit cigar; some people fish better with talent. ~Nick Lyons, Bright Rivers, 1977

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    Very Nice!!

    Thanks!

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    Lovely pattern, lovely SBS. last pic, very pretty.
    Korrie Broos

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    Really GREAT pattern! The usage of the CDC as halo is great thinking - a SURE fish catcher!
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

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    I thoroughly enjoyed that. Thanks for the effort.

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    Thanks muchly

    Griffiths Sheer is lovely stuff ne
    Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery element are made for wise men to contemplate, and for fools to pass by without consideration - Izaak Walton

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    Great one Hackle, hope to see more of your ties.

    Dave
    Handle every situation like a dog.- If you cant hump it, piss on it and walk away. --JASPER.

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