Published Apr 25. 2013 - 7 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#32-2013 - A.A. Bucktail Beauties

A.A. Bucktail Beauty #1 - Alan Grombacher Tied by: Alan Gronbacher Originated by: Alan Gronbacher Hook: Mustad 3665A #4 Thread: Olive 6/0 Body: Gold...

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


Tied by: Alan Gronbacher
Originated by: Alan Gronbacher

Hook: Mustad 3665A #4
Thread: Olive 6/0
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Belly: Orange bucktail
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: Olive over orange bucktail
Head: Olive

Notes: The idea for the A.A. (Alberta Al) Bucktail Beauty series of streamers came to Alan while he was already knee deep in a rainbow of bucktail tying orders of Thunder Creek Streamers. Alan had been reading about Preston Jennings patterns, and had been searching for an easy to tie streamer pattern that he could vary to cover minnow colors from perch to whitefish. The pattern is simple and quick to tie and can be tied to match any bait fish by changing up the colors of bucktail and body tinsel. A.A. Bucktail Beauties #2 and #3 can be seen below, and we will be featuring more from the series later in the project.

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


Tied by: Alan Gronbacher
Originated by: Alan Gronbacher

Hook: Mustad 3665A #4
Thread: Olive 6/0
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: Olive over yellow bucktail
Head: Olive

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


Tied by: Alan Gronbacher
Originated by: Alan Gronbacher

Hook: Mustad 3665A #4
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Belly: White bucktail
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: Black over olive bucktail
Head: Black
Eye: Painted white with black pupil
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Comments

Comment to #32-2013 - A.A. Bucktail Beauties by Al...

Way to go Alan! I think these would work good on the bass here too. I love bucktail streamers. Nice work on these!

Comment to #32-2013 - A.A. Bucktail Beauties by Al...

Alan, very nice work. I have one suggestion. Put eyes on all your flies. Statistics show that flies with painted eyes catch more fish than J.C. or no eyes. I know that takes more time in production, but the flies would be much more effective, which will enhance your reputation even more.
Cheers, Joel

Comment to #32-2013 - A.A. Bucktail Beauties by Al...

Hey Joel,

You are right. Actually, I usually do paint eyes on this series of bucktails. Even the occasional Carrie Steven's band in orange occasionally. Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

Cheers,,

Alan

Comment to #32-2013 - A.A. Bucktail Beauties by Al...

Hey Kelly,

This series of patterns would be great for large and smallmouth basses. Crappie to in small sizes (#10). It is an easy series to tye, and they are pretty tough if you take the time to coat the mylar with superglue. They would also be good for wipers,if you have those near you.

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