Gartside’s Fish Head (variation): Black
Recreate these flies at home! Materials used in making this fly have been included below. Always keep in mind your local fly-fishing store will most likely have the materials referenced, and typically for less. Materials can also be found at Amazon or any other major on-line resource.
- Mustad C70SD Hook (#1/0)
- UTC Thread 210, Red
- Bucktail, Black
- Krystal Flash, Gold
- Saddle Hackle, Black
- Saddle Hackle, Purple
- Flymen Fish-Skull Living Eyes, 5/16″, Ice
- E-Z Body, Medium, Black/ Pearl
- Loon UV Knot Sense
Design Inspiration & Detail
John Roetman is a well known fly-tying and fly-fishing authority in South Florida, now spending a majority of his time fishing the Treasure Coast. John will frequent various fly-fishing expos throughout the year, demonstrating his tying talent and offering a look at his latest designs/ creations.
John recommends using this color in limited-light environments or when fishing murky water. Here’s a look at a John’s variation of Gartside’s Fish Head in White. Both Fish Head variations John sells for $3.50. For further info on John and a look at more of his fly patterns, see Flies by John Roetman.
This particular fly was designed to attract Snook – Jacks, Blues, Ladyfish, Albacore, Snapper and many other species will also take the fly.