Hook: #2 Castle Arms Heritage Allcock hook
Thread: White flat waxed nylon
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Light olive floss
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: 4 red grizzly hackles
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Notes: I first seen this pattern in the book “A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns” by Bob Jones and Paul Marriner. The book includes a few of Al’s streamers as well as some 1600 other flies, a must have for any fly tyers library. The red wing on the pattern reminds me a bit of Al’s Maligne Laker (to come later in the year), a killer in Jasper’s trophy brookie lakes.
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.
[visit Alan’s streamer page]