This is an old British Columbia fly pattern. I’m not sure where the name came from, but I like it! I first heard of this pattern while watching an episode of FlyTying: The Angler’s Art. Leroy Hyatt ties one up in episode 310. Mr. Hyatt ties his a little different than the original. I provide information on the fly below that should help you tie one of your very own. Enjoy!
A blog I check quite often is SwittersB & Fly Fishing. He has a good post about the 52 Buick. The photo below is his.
The STS Guiding Service in British Columbia lists the fly on their page. Their recipe is as follows:
Hook: 12-8 Nymph
Thread: 6/0 black thread
Tail: Olive guinea fowl or mallard flank
Body: Various shades of green seal fur
Rib: Medium oval silver or gold tinsel
Beard: Olive guinea fowl or mallard flank
Head: Peacock herl
Below is an excellent video on how to tie a 52 Buick by Ken Woodward.