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On Wednesday October 28, 2020 at 7pm EST, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing veteran ambassador and professional fly tier SGT Lee Barbee, U.S. Army (ret) of Red,White and Blue Flies broadcast a virtual fly tying class live on the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Facebook Page. You can watch the full class below.

He tied a Klinkhammer. Here’s what you need to tie along at home:

  • Hook: Partridge 15BNY
  • Thread: Semperfli nano silk
  • Tail: Whiting Farms CDL
  • Shuck: Semperflash krystal Pearl
  • Body: Semperfli dirty bug yarn
  • Thorax: Semperfli sparkle dub
  • Parachute: kip/ calf tail in white and hot orange
  • Hackle: Whiting Farms Natural Dun
  • UV: Solarez Medium on the parachute post for the bondic post method
The Klinkhammer fly is a type of parachute fly designed by Dutch angler Hans Van Klinken in the early 1980s. Standard parachute flies are designed to imitate an insect emerging from the water, so the body of the fly is suspended in the water surface.
Lee will tie a few variations of this productive fly pattern during the Facebook Live event

Watch past fly tying tutorials here: SGT Lee Barbee’s Fly Tying Library

Following his time as a participant with our Walter Reed, MD program, Lee launched Red White and Blue Flies – a Veteran owned and operated company providing quality, hand-tied flies for the everyday fly angler – and moved to California to attend college with the goal of becoming a Physician Assistant and health care provider. You can find Red White & Blue Flies on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/redwhiteblueflies/