Thank you for the years of inspiration Jack. Your creativity and unconventional, way upstream nature were unique. You did not follow the school. You found your own special path and opened many minds along the way. I wish you all the best on this next journey. Keep the line in the water and believe in every cast.
Words by El Pescador Photo by Dave Skok
A true original..........and a helluva dancer.
Boston Globe obituary - http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2009/12/09/jack_gartside_66_fly_fisher_lived_simply_to_pursue_goal/
I saw that in the Globe. Passing of a truly one of a kind character. I almost always have a couple of flies in my box that I learned to tie from Jack. Gotta love the corsair tube. Thanks for inviting me to that clinic El P. Glad I got to meet him...
el pescador or any one else out there have you any thoughts on fly lines for scott arc salmon rods?
Thanks for the question Anon. Can you help me understand your line style need better? What rod do you have and what salmon situation(s) do you want it to perform for?
el pascador i fish a 15ft 9wt on the spey in scotland. I prefer a longer line than a short head and tip changes, but recomendations for both will be invaluable
The Scott ARC Double-Handed Rods are superb sticks. They seem to cast best for most folks with a mid-belly line (65-foot head).
There are certainly a lot of great lines to choose from. If you are a resident of the U.K., I would check out the Carron Jetstream (made in Scotland) -- it is probably the nicest mid-belly line that I've ever cast.
The Guideline Bill Drury Impact (made in the U.K.) is designed in the Spey Valley and another excellent mid-belly option. I fish this line a lot.
I would also investigate the new DTX lines from Scott McKenzie -- designed in the Ness Valley. Superb lines from the greatest Spey caster of all time.
I would think you might want around 650 grains for your Scott 1509. I would test cast lines before you buy -- I like a light load on my rods, but many do not.
Thanks for the info there is a lot of food for thought I'll let you know how I get on
Chose the Carron 9/10 and the 10/11 for the Scott arc rods. they aren't cheap but feel great.
I'm glad you were able to get the info you were looking for here at Way Upstream Anon.
Thanks for the expert advice TB.
Jack, Thanks for letting us use your post to address fly fishing matters. Your influence is always appreciated.
This picture truly is a work of art.
It really captures the essence of fishing.
Thanks for sharing.
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