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Pattern Gurgler
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Category Saltwater
Entered Sun, 27 May 2012
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Hook: TMC 811S #1/0-6>>>>> Thread: 140-280 Denier UTC thread, in this case red, but to your liking>>>>> Tail: White Bucktail>>>>> Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash>>>>> Shellback: White Open Cell Foam, 1/4 inch thickness>>>>> Hackle: Grizzly Neck Hackle>>>>> Body: Pearl Tinsel Chenille>>>>
Pattern Description
The Gurgler, or, more correctly, the *Gartside* Gurgler was developed my angling ranconteur, Jack Gartside. A simple top water pattern at home in front of everything from bluefish to bass, the Gurgler is a fly that even a novice can tie. While not really a "popper" or a "slider", the Gurgler has a unique action that *gurgles* and sputters along the surface, drawing attention and strikes from a variety of game fish. While the pattern I'll present here is tied on a saltwater hook, there are a variety of fresh water hooks appropriate as well for warm water fishing. Get on it...this one is easy...