About the Gurgler
Originally developed by Jack Gartside, the Boston cabbie and brilliantly innovative fly-tier, the Gurgler has been around for decades. You can use it to imitate nearly any forage species found in any body of water anywhere. It’s right there with the Clouser Minnow in the pantheon of game-changing fly patterns.
Tying The Gurgler
The bunny tail keeps the Gurgler riding low in the water and provides movement even when you’re not stripping the fly. The Foxy Brush provides great movement, bulk, and durability with just the right amount of flash. If I plan to fish around mangroves for snook I’ll include a single post weedguard but I usually leave it off in favor of better hook penetration.
- Gamakatsu SL12s #2/0
- White 2mm Craft Foam
- Danville 210 Flat Waxed Thread Yellow Chartreuse
- Mason 20# Hard Monofilament
- Hareline Magnum Cut Rabbit Strips Black Barred Chartreuse Over White
- Enrico Puglisi Foxy Brush 1.5″ Chartreuse