The other day I received a fantastic Clark’s spinning block made by gentleman and friend William Anderson. The cherry wood has some special origin and this block is No 2 in a series of 20. I have had a block some time but rarely used it. I made it from parts of the left over elm wood when I built my house, but never got around to finalize it. Me and Dima had of course try the William’s Block out. Here are some examples. The body is Pimrose silk with a mixture of olive and natural seals fur, ribbed with tinsel and hackle from Woodcock. Not by chance this is actually Williams favorite fly. The other version is with a neck feather from Reeves pheasant, a bit stiffer fibers but I think it will be nice in the water.
Make sure you check out Williams Favorite. Lots and lots of resources and inspiration here!