Jack Gartside would have turned 73 years old.
He was one of a kind. He fathered the gurgle and soft hackle streamer. Here’s a great tribute to the unconventional sage of flyfishing, Jack Gartside by Phil Monahan. Click Here!
I loved Jack Gartside. To me he was one of the great characters in this sport. I have the caddis emerger that he got stuck in his throat framed and hanging on my wall. He was tying flies at a WFF meeting and I was up front and center watching and listening when he drank a glass of water with the fly floating on top. Luckily he coughed it up. It was a very interesting evening. He was a hoot!
The Gartside Pheasant Hopper was life changing for me in the ’80s. By life changing I mean it jump started my tying creativity when I read how he came up with it in Jack Dennis’ Vol. II.
good stuff Joel, I liked how simple he made things and how he lived the life….ps CTD date is May 28th
Thanks Al! Looks like we may have some water in the lake. Let me know if I can help.
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