Hook: #2 Partridge CS15
Thread: White Pearsalls Gossamar silk thread
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Belly: Red bucktail
Throat: Red hackle fibers
Underwing: Peacock herl
Wing: 2 olive hackles flanked by grizzly dyed red
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black Pearsalls Gossamar silk thread
Notes: The red and olive hackles in the wing make for a quite interesting combination. This is one of Alan’s creations destined to hook the large brookies out of Jasper’s Maligne Lake. The lake has a healthy population of brook and rainbow trout, and the distinction of being the lake from which Alberta’s largest recorded rainbow trout (over 20 lbs) was caught. Brookies in the lake can also grow large, into the 10 lb and bigger range.
The Maligne laker has been one of my most successful patterns. Brookies simply love to slam this fly. Rainbows of the mountain lakes also like it. It is one of two similar patterns that use a similar color combination. This pattern fishes well throughout Westerns Canada. ~ Al Grombacher
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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