Tied by: Alan Grombacher
Originated by: Alan Grombacher
Hook: #2 Partridge Carrie Stevens CS15
Thread: White Pearsalls Gossamar silk thread
Tag: Gold flat tinsel
Body: White floss
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Throat: Red Schlappen fibers
Wing: White bucktail flanked by 2 white hackles flanked by cree (or barred ginger) hackles
Shoulder: Mallard flank
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black Pearsalls Gossamar silk thread
Notes: This is a classic bait fish pattern with the red throat and the light wing. It is particularly productive in Alberta’s high mountain lakes and has been a great streamers to have in the water where large piscivorous walleye, lake trout and pike live.
Alan (Alberta Al) Grombacher – Alan started tying flies shortly after his 8th birthday, in fact the day after his Dad came home with his first pair of bifocals. Alan’s Dad set-up his tying vise after dinner that night, and taught Alan to tye. His first flies were brown hackle peacock wet flies and black/grizzly woolyworms. The first woolyworm that he tyed is still in his fly fishing gear. Alan quickly became the fly tyer for his Dad, Dad’s friends, and his buddies, and has been tying now for over 43 years.
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