Tag: Jack Gartside

Tying a Gurgler

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.

The Blitz: “The Boston Shore, An Army of One”

“What’s it going to be today, slam or crash?” Dave Skok asks this question as he winds down a narrow residential street outside of Boston proper. We’re driving to fish one of his favorite walk-in spots. The neighborhood streets are lined with cars, and he’s talking about fish and scanning the water out his driver's side window so he doesn’t see...