I'm working on a pattern I'm planning on tying at WDTU Fly Clinic on the 11th and need your assistance. It's a CDC and Elk emerger that I finally got the proportions right on a Daiichi 1167 which is the 'new' Klinkhamer hook designed by Hans Van Klinken. Love them.
However I have run into a bit of a snag: availability
. So far apparently BPS seems to be the only place in metro Denver that carries them. I have even considered using the older style Partridge Klinkhamer hooks but am not pleased with the proportions and shape. As a result I'm trying to find the better solution here:
Do you know of any shops in the extended metro area that carry this model hook, the Daiichi 1167, in a size 14?
Have called most metro shops including Charlie's, Trout's, Anglers All, Discount Tackle, Blue Quill, and both shops in Boulder and none of these places carry them. A short chat with Larry at Denver Angler was slightly more fruitful as he's the Rumpf rep and sells this stuff to BPS corporate and he'll be calling me Monday. He may be able to help but so far I'm just crossing my fingers.
Moreover, I was hoping one of you might have a suggestion for a substitute hook with similar proportions and performance characteristics. I'm looking for a straight eye emerger hook with a shape similar to this one.
C'mon guys, I know you can think of something... I'm just quickly running out of ideas. I have all day Monday to work on this: if it involves a trek to Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, or, gasp, Sidney, NE, I'm game...
Hoping to find a solution a little closer to home.
Thanks for your time.