With the acquisition of this inspiring book the other day, I worked on one of my tying heroes, Jack Gartside patterns.
First of all, I will keep improving the deer hair handling and shape of the head. With that in mind, here's his famous Gartside Pheasant Hopper.
It has become a cool and wet (rainy) spring. This is affecting run-off and our summer-flow predictions. I keep you posted!!