Ned's Delight – Alan Grombacher

I have always admired Al’s streamers and this is the first time I have actually tied one. I found 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, a killer in Jasper’s trophy brookie lakes.

Ned's Delight - Alan Grombacher
Ned's Delight - Alan Grombacher
    Ned’s Delight

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: White
Tag: Silver Mylar tinsel
Rib: Silver Mylar tinsel
Body: Olive silk
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Red grizzly hackle (4) 2 each side
Shoulder: Golden pheasant tippet
Eye: Jungle cock nail
Head: black thread

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3 thoughts on “Ned's Delight – Alan Grombacher”

  1. I’ve heard of that fly, Al’s Maligne Laker, but have never seen it. Would you by chance have a photo of one?

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