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Wednesday May 26th 2004 (10 years ago)
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Gurgler Mania

Published: Wednesday May 26th 2004 (10 years ago)
Updated: Wednesday May 26th 2004, 8:53PM
by Bob Petti

Bass love 'em

It's no surprise to anyone who's fished a Gartside Gurgler that fish take them well, but this was my first go. A few chunky bass later, and I was hooked. The only problem is they cast like a sock - even with an 8wt rod. That upturned "lip" makes them quite air resistant.

Nevermind. They catch fish. I can rest my arm after I'm done fishing.

The gurgler's I used were tied as follows:

Hook: TMC 8089, #6
Thread: Danville Flymaster +, white
Tail: White polar bear, quite long, with a few strands of pearl flashabou (just a few!)
Body: White 1/8 foam, Gurlger style
Hackle: White saddle hackle, palmered over body.

That's it. Great fly. Bass loved it.

For more on gurglers, go to http://www.jackgartside.com/.