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The flies on this page are all Gartside originals, designed by Jack. When he was alive each fly Jack sold he tied himself, to order. With his passing his flies are sadly no longer available for sale. What remains and what you'll find here is his porfolio, hopefully to encourage and inspire both current and future tyers. As time and information allows, we'll expand these listings with dressings and notes.

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  • Mayfly, Caddis,
    and Stonely Dries
  • Gurglers
    and Sliders
  • Terrestials

  • Nymphs and Wets

  • Streamers

CPF patterns are tied with a remarkable, high-floating, water-resistant feather located near the chicken's anus that I call "chicken-poop feathers" (or "CPF" for short). Firefly patterns feature a high-visibility topping of orange glo-yarn that allows these flies to be seen from as far away as the average person can cast.

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CPF Caddis Dry Fly/Emerger

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CPF Mayfly Dun

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Elk Hair Stonefly

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Firefly Parachute Mayfly

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Foam Stonefly

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Hi-vis Firefly Deer Hair Caddis

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Hi-Vis Firefly Elk Hair Caddis

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Hi-Vis Trico Spinner Dun

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Merlin

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Pheasant Caddis, Dark

  

Whether your quarry is bass, trout, pike, or salmon, these commotion flies can draw wild strikes and are among the funnest flies you'll ever fish. The Gurgler is perhaps the most popular and effective surface commotion fly in the country and has been used for innumerable species the world-over.

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All-American Gurgler

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Bassworm Gurgler

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Bastard Gurgler

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Furgler

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Gartside Bass Gurgler

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Gartside Double Gurgler

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Gartside Double Gurgler, Marabou Tail

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Gartside Double Gurgler, Weedless

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Gartside Gurgler

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Gartside Gurgler, Marabou Tail

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Gartside Gurgler, Weedless

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Gizzard Gurgler

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Hexagenia Gurgler

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Lollipop Gurgler

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Muskrat Gurgler

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Mystery Gurgler

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Panfish Gurgler

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Pike Gurgler

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Salmon/Steelhead Gurgler

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Salmon/Steelhead Slider

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Soft Hackle Gurgler

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Striper Sniper

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Trout Gurgler

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Weedless Gurgler

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Wiggle Worm Gurgler

   

Here are my best-known and most successful nymph patterns, along with some traditional nymphs and wets. The Sparrow—a fly that looks like lots of things in general and nothing in particular—was originally tied for trout but since then has caught everything from bluegill to bonefish.

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Caddis Larva

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Filter Fly

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Gold Bug Nymph

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Hellgrammite

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Hendrickson Soft-Hackle Nymph

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Hexagenia Sparrow

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Partridge and Muskrat Nymph

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Partridge and Muskrat Soft Hackle Wet Fly

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Partridge and Olive Nymph

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Partridge and Red Squirrel Nymph

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Peacock and Black

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Philo Caddis Emerger

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Philo Mayfly Emerger

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Red Squirrel Trout Bug

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Salmon Sparrow

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Sparrow Nymph

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Wet Mouse

   
 

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