Published Jan 31. 2013 - 8 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 28. 2020

#9-2013 - The Mickey Blonde

The Mickey Blonde - Alan Grombacher Tied by: Alan Gronbacher Originated by: Mr. Homer Rhodes and Mr. Joe Brooks Hook: Mustad 3366 Thread: Black 6/0...

#9-2013 The Mickey Blonde - Alan Grombacher #9-2013 The Mickey Blonde - Alan Grombacher


Tied by: Alan Gronbacher
Originated by: Mr. Homer Rhodes and Mr. Joe Brooks

Hook: Mustad 3366
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Yellow bucktail
Body: Gold flat tinsel
Wing: Red bucktail then yellow bucktail
Head: Black

Notes: As far as streamers go, you can't simplify much more than the classic Blonde. The streamer is primarily used in salty waters in the hunt for tarpon. The original series includes several named colour schemes including the Platinum Blonde, Honey Blonde, Strawberry Blonde, Pink Blonde, Argentine Blond and the Black Blonde. It has been adapted time and again by anglers in both salt and fresh water. Alan has tied up a temping Blonde dressed in the colors of the Mickey Finn. These 2 patterns alone, the Mickey Finn and Blonde, have been quite effective patterns. Now that the 2 have merged, any fin within casting distance should be trembling.
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Comment to #9-2013 - The Mickey Blonde by Alan Gro...

Alan, this is wonderful work. I love all the variations of the Brooks Blonde. The Mickey Finn has also been a favorite. The two combined are a knock out.

Comment to #9-2013 - The Mickey Blonde by Alan Gro...

Agree with Kelly. a great tye....

Comment to #9-2013 - The Mickey Blonde by Alan Gro...

love bucktails, simple but effective

great job alan

Comment to #9-2013 - The Mickey Blonde by Alan Gro...

Thanks. The Blonde series are great for pike and bass too. They are quick to tye and make a tough fly that will take the abuse and teeth from big pike. I have even caught Channel cats on them.

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