Klinkhammer flies are different from many other parachute dry flies. The thorax of the fly is designed to hang down ‘through’ the surface of the water to imitate an emerging insect.

Because the body pierces through the surface film, it becomes more visible to Trout over a larger distance, as it does not have to rely on the ripple effect happening on the surface.

The body of a parachute fly sits temptingly “in” the surface film, held there by the parachute hackle. Shuttlecock are a modern fly whose body hangs temptingly just under the surface film

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