How to make a gurgler.

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How to make a gurgler.

Postby jack01986 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:00 pm

Thought id put up a step by step to make a gurgler.

Hook: Size 1.
Thread: Grey
Tail: Green Bucktail and Flashabou.
Foam: No idea from hobby shop.
Body: Blue Glitter Chenille


1. First tie in the tail towards the bend of the hook and some flashy stuff I've used bucktail here you can use any colour really.
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0372.jpg[/img]

2. Tie in the foam over where you tied in the tail. The foam should be a bit bigger than the eye of the hook.
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0371-1.jpg[/img]

3. Now tie in the the glitter chenille and wrap around the shank towards the eye. You can palmer a feather along the chenille as well to give it a bit more movement if you want.
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0373.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0374.jpg[/img]

4. Now fold the foam back over the hook and tie down quite tightly.
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0380.jpg[/img]

5. Then fold the foam back over itself to create a kind of loop with the foam and then tie off the and you nearly done.
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0382.jpg[/img]

6. With the scissors then cut the loop you made with the foam. Then you should have a seperate piece of foam on the top of the fly. This creates a bit of a bigger wake for they fly.
[img]http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r30/jack01986/DSCF0383.jpg[/img]

Sorry about the poor pictures took them a while ago with my phone so they are not the best. I can put up some more for decievers and clousers if you want as well and I might try a shrimp one as well. With better pictures. Any questions just ask i'll try to help.
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Postby mann » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:23 pm

Jacko you made that look easy and yes if you could show any good bass fly's it would help me out a treat as i will be trying for my first bass on the fly this year, already had a mullet on the fly rod and it was great sport,
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Postby jack01986 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:56 pm

There pretty easy to tie :) , Ive got a clouser one and a deciever one to put up will do them in a bit.
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Postby dave armstrong » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:59 pm

really like to see the shrimp fly jack
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Postby jack01986 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:15 pm

I'll try do the shrimp one again, tried it yesterday and messed it up completly :) . I remember what to do now though. I'll try do it and get it up tonight.
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Postby dave armstrong » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:36 am

cool. cheers. you think they might take flats in an estuary?
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Postby jack01986 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:44 am

Id say so, havent had a flat on them yet but I dont see why not, Ive heard of them being caught on shrimp fly's. Ive got a flounder on normal feathers while trying for some mackeral so they probably take anything. Never really fished any estuarys though you would have a better chance there Id say than anywhere else.
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