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Fly of the Month

June 2016


   PMD Klinkhammer

Hans van Klinken of Holland has invented one of the most deadly dry fly emerging patterns that you could use. Hans originally developed this fly for grayling fishing but soon discovered how well it worked on trout. The secret of this fly, I believe, is the unusual shape of the hook used. The design of this hook allows the body to remain below the surface while the front portion sits above the surface enabling the angler to see the post. This fly works well on smooth surface waters, but can be used in faster water by tying a fuller post and extra turns of hackle. Use good quality hackle, slightly oversized.


Hook - Diiachi 1160 @ 16 -18

Thread - lt. olive 8/0

Post - White poly pro

Body - PMD dubbing

Thorax - Peacock herl (2 or 3 strands)

Hackle - lt. dun or cream



John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar



PMD Klinkhammer


The Lacky Sunken Stone is a variation of a salmon fly pattern created by the late Nick Nicklas of West Yellowstone MT.  Nick's pattern was tied with an orange body on a 6xl hook in sizes 4 and 6.  He also tied golden stones on size 8 hooks.  Fortunately we don't need such large flies to imitate the good yellow stonefly hatches that we usually see during May and June on the Lackawaxen.  We've slightly modified Nick's original to match our stones.  The original was tied without legs and is quite effective that way.  The fly is essentially several elk hair caddis tied in succession along the hook with rubber legs tied in "X" style as shown in the picture.  Begin by tying in the deer hair tail (which actually imitates the extended wing of the natural), cover the butts of the hair with dubbing.  Tie in a clump of deer hair so that the tips reach back to approximately the middle of the preceding clump. Cover the butts with dubbing and keep repeating the process until you reach the eye of the hook.  The last clump is finished off by trimming the butts as shown.  If  using the legs tie them in at the next to last clump.  Cover the tie in with dubbing and proceed to the final clump.



Hook  :  Dry fly; #10, 2xl and 3xl

Tail  :  Natural deer hair

Wing  :  Natural deer hair

Body  :  Yellowish dubbing

Legs  :  Medium tan centipede legs (optional)

Alan Bowers

Fly tied by John Lazar



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