Tied by: Alan Gronbacher
Originated by: Keith Fulsher
Source: Thunder Creek Flies, Keith Fulsher with David Klausmeyer 2006, Pg. 33
Hook: Partridge CS5 #4
Thread: White 6/0
Flank: Pink bucktail and pink crystal flash
Back: Olive bucktail or the brown portion of a green dyed bucktail
Belly: White bucktail
Gill: Painted red
Eyes: Painted white with black dot
Head: Epoxy or uv set resin
Notes: Rainbow trout can be found in countless streams and rivers around the globe, and it’s safe to say that a good portion of the eggs that hatch in these streams become nourishment for opportunistic predators. These fry and juvenile rainbow trout are often found in fast flowing waters and can be easy pickings for the larger residents and returning migratory fish which include larger class resident rainbow and migratory rainbow trout (steelhead). The pattern originally included a silver embossed tinsel body, but was eventually replaced with a few strands of pink crystal flash.
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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