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Ambrose Bucktail (Beaded)
A Ken Broadhead Fly

Ambrose Bucktail


Ambrose Bucktail (Beaded)

Category Steelhead

Partridge CS10/1

Tip Fine gold tinsel
Tail Red and white bucktail mixed
Body Yellow beads
Hackle Red under black saddle
Wing White bucktail under natural brown bucktail
Head Red

Ambrose Bucktail was tied by Ken Broadhead using beads for the body. You will find many more of his exceptional beaded flies, as well as several other styles at The Flies of Ken Broadhead.   

Ken's Notes: Another Helen Shaw fly from Art Flick's Master Fly-Tying Guide. ...Don't know if was an original or not, but is a very nice looking. I just modified it with beads, and a salmon hook.

Ken's Tips for Beads: You probably need to de-barb the hook to slip the beads on. Glass beads aren't uniform so check them first. Wrap a smooth thread base then tie off. Don't make a large tail assembly. You wont be able to the get first bead on. Glue the beads to the thread base and each other with cement (Krazy Glue, Zap a Gap, etc.)

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