Tied by: Alan Grombacher
Originated by: Alan Grombacher
Hook: #2 Castle Arms Heritage Allcock hook
Thread: Black Pearsalls Gossamar silk thread
Tag: Silver flat tinsel
Body: Black floss
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: Coq de Leon dyed olive
Wing: 2 Coq de Leon dyed olive hackles flanked by Coq de Leon
Shoulder: Jungle cock body
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black Pearsalls Gossamar silk thread
Notes: The Jungle Pond Special was tyed for a rather large pond way up North that has a good population of large rainbows. The pond is set a ways back from the road and can be a challenge to get into if the weather has been wet and humid. The feathers used in the wing are a favourite, Coq De Leon, used specifically for their speckled coloration. The jungle cock body feather and jungle cock nail make a very attractive eye area. This pattern draws some aggressive strikes in the “Jungle Pond”. Not only does it attract the large lunker trout, but it has also been responsible for coaxing its fair share of lakers and walleye to the water surface to get a glimpse of Alberta Al.
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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