Joe Brooks began his flyfishing and outdoor writing career in the 1940's and carried his love for flyfishing till his passing in 1970. He has given us many a good fly patterns and one of my favorites has always been the blonde series. I first started tying these for bass when I first learned how to tie flies. It is a pretty basic pattern but has lots of room for tweaking or you can just tie them as Joe did. Either way they catch fish! Whatever predator you are after try the Blonde style, you may just pick up a new favorite!