Alan Grombacher

Alan Grombacher

Alan Grombacher

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Alan’s Streamers

#3 Obed Delight - Alan "Alberta Al" Grombacher

#3 Obed Delight - Alan "Alberta Al" Grombacher

#63 Blond Laker - Alan Grombacher

#63 Blond Laker - Alan Grombacher

#99 Ned's Delight - Alan Grombacher

#99 Ned's Delight - Alan Grombacher

#128 Maligne Sunrise - Alan Grombacher

#128 Maligne Sunrise - Alan Grombacher

#176 Lauren's Favorite - Alan Grombacher

#176 Lauren’s Favorite – Alan Grombacher

#183 The Canada - Alan Grombacher

#183 The Canada – Alan Grombacher

#241 Jungle Pond Special - Alan Grombacher

#241 Jungle Pond Special – Alan Grombacher

#276 Maligne Laker - Alan Grombacher

#276 Maligne Laker – Alan Grombacher

#342 Juli's Fancy - Alan Grombacher

#342 Juli’s Fancy – Alan Grombacher

#9-2013 The Mickey Blonde - Alan Grombacher

#9-2013 The Mickey Blonde – Alan Grombacher

#16-2013 Mr. Hayes Special - Alan Grombacher

#16-2013 Mr. Hayes Special – Alan Grombacher

#24-2013 Golden Bear Bucktail - Alan Grombacher

#24-2013 Golden Bear Bucktail – Alan Grombacher

#32-2013 A.A. Bucktail Beauty #3 - Alan Grombacher

#32-2013 A.A. Bucktail Beauty #3 – Alan Grombacher

#32-2013 A.A. Bucktail Beauty #2 - Alan Grombacher

#32-2013 A.A. Bucktail Beauty #2 – Alan Grombacher

#32-2013 A.A. Bucktail Beauty #1 - Alan Grombacher

#32-2013 A.A. Bucktail Beauty #1 – Alan Grombacher

#62-2013 Thunder Creek Rainbow Trout - Alan Grombacher

#62-2013 Thunder Creek Rainbow Trout – Alan Grombacher

Alan’s Biography

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. His father’s fly pattern preferences leaned toward the classic Michigan and Eastern patterns including the traditional Rangeley patterns that his Dad called ‘Eastern Streamers’. He started professionally tying at 12 years old, and continues to this day. Fly patterns that he tyes run the gamut from North Country soft hackles, Western patterns, steelhead flies, bassbugs, Catskill and Eastern dry flies to the Rangeley style streamers. He has developed a series of steelhead spey style flies, Western Canadian Bucktails, and his own Rangeley style streamers for the Alberta Rocky Mountain Lakes. Currently Alan resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with his wonderful wife, family, and his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers.

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15 Responses to Alan Grombacher

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  12. Beautiful fly Al.

    I have that book by Paul Marinner and just acquired his newest book on Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies. Both are excellant and a must have.

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