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Tying a Gurgler

Producer: Tim Flagler  |  Tightline Productions

Developed by the late Jack Gartside, the Gurgler has found use on both coasts of the U.S. as a striper and all-purpose saltwater fly, and in interior lakes and rivers as one of the most effective large- and smallmouth bass patterns there is. Tim Flagler shows his techniques for tying one of the most interesting and popular surface patterns in fly fishing.

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  • Dcastlen50

    You mentioned that you use this often in tantem; where do you tie on the leader for the second fly and what fly do you typically use.  BTW, I caught my first snook on a gurgler.  It was all brown and tan and I added mono eyes as well.  I am looking forward to your response.

    David Castlen
    dcastlen50@hotmail.com

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D6RTQMRR3XX6ITGH37H4V343E4 Anonymous

      I use a loop to loop connection from the mono loop on the hind end of the Gurgler to a loop (Double Surgeons) on a piece of tippet about a foot long (usually 15lb fluoro) onto which the second fly is tied.

      95% of the time that second fly is a Popovics Ultra Shrimp. In fact, I rarely fish a Gurgler without one, in saltwater anyway.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D6RTQMRR3XX6ITGH37H4V343E4 Anonymous

      I use a loop to loop connection from the mono loop on the hind end of the Gurgler to a loop (Double Surgeons) on a piece of tippet about a foot long (usually 15lb fluoro) onto which the second fly is tied.

      95% of the time that second fly is a Popovics Ultra Shrimp. In fact, I rarely fish a Gurgler without one, in saltwater anyway.