52 Buick

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.

52 Buick SwittersB

The STS Guiding Service in British Columbia lists the fly on their page. Their recipe is as follows:

Hook: 12-8 Nymph
6/0 black thread
Olive guinea fowl or mallard flank
Various shades of green seal fur
Medium oval silver or gold tinsel
Olive guinea fowl or mallard flank
Peacock herl

Below is an excellent video on how to tie a 52 Buick by Ken Woodward.


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2 Responses to 52 Buick

  1. Thanks for the reminder of an older pattern that is a good stillwater nymph.