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Panfish Gurgler

Edition: August 2020
Written by: Jerry Coviello
Photographed By: Jerry Coviello
Creator: Jack Gartside
Tier: Jerry Coviello

The Gurgler was created by the late Jack Gartside to fish for Stripers as a top water fly.  Simple and easy to tie.  The fly lip extends past the hook eye to help push and pop the water on the surface.  We can scale it down for bass and panfish.

 


Materials


Hook: 2XL Nymph hook (but any hook can be used)
Thread: Color to match foam 6/0
Tail: Bucktail or Calf tail any color, you can even add Krystal Flash to the tail
Legs: Rubber Legs or palmer rib a hackle through the body
Body: Dubbing, chenille, Braided Ribbon  use your imagination
Over Body: 2 mm foam. And add a second layer for easy to see sight

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Back Issues

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2020 August - Panfish Gurgler585.33 KBDownload
2020 05 May - Shrimp Shack1.01 MBDownload
2020 03 March - Blow Torch Nymph445.16 KBDownload
2020 02 February - Goddard Caddis491.48 KBDownload
2020 01 January - Cosmic Nymph684.22 KBDownload
2019 12 December - Mosquito Klinkhammer811.18 KBDownload
2019 11 November - Stealth Bomber900.54 KBDownload
2019 10 October - Fowlers Magic Dragon834.53 KBDownload
2019 02 February - Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph1.92 MBDownload
2019 01 January - BND2.37 MBDownload
2018 12 December - Renegade516.75 KBDownload
2018 11 November - PFD Hump950.48 KBDownload
2018 05 May - Ultra Shrimp2.03 MBDownload
2018 04 April - Split Tail959.39 KBDownload
2018 02 February - Trout Fin1.77 MBDownload
2017 12 December - Olive Fan Wing SBS1.31 MBDownload
2017 11 November - Raccoon Shrimp2.53 MBDownload
2017 10 October - Steelhead Bee1.22 MBDownload
2017 02 February - Muddler Minnow381.59 KBDownload
2017 01 January - The General PractitionerUnknownDownload
2016 11 November - Damselfly1.25 MBDownload
2016 10 October - Hot Head Minnow949.64 KBDownload
2016 09 September - Bouface Streamer345.34 KBDownload
2016 07 July - Shad FlyUnknownDownload
2016 05 May - Fishing Post Stonefly Amber NymphUnknownDownload
2016 04 April - Red QuillUnknownDownload
2015 04 April - Spooky ShadUnknownDownload
2015 03 March - Tussle BugUnknownDownload
2014 10 October - Grey GooseUnknownDownload
2014 08 August - Western CoachmanUnknownDownload
2014 07 July - Damselfly NymphUnknownDownload
2014 06 June - Asian Longhorn BeetleUnknownDownload
2014 05 May - Cheecky MouseUnknownDownload
2014 04 April - TangUnknownDownload
2014 03 March - Hackle Stacker FlagUnknownDownload
2014 02 February - Crackle BackUnknownDownload
2013 10 October - Doc's MayflyUnknownDownload
2013 09 September - Purple Haze94.50 KBDownload
2013 08 August - Balanced Streamer86.01 KBDownload
2013 07 July - Turkey Nymph55.74 KBDownload
2013 06 June - Avalon Permit Fly105.79 KBDownload
2013 05 May - Cinder Fly64.27 KBDownload
2013 04 April - Grease Liner74.11 KBDownload
2013 03 March - Balinderry Olive64.25 KBDownload
2013 02 February - Rag Wool Sculpin58.03 KBDownload
2013 01 January - Klinkhamer110.40 KBDownload
2012 12 December - Crawdad213.31 KBDownload
2012 11 November - Daves Real Skunk77.26 KBDownload
2012 10 October Night Dancer Shrimp136.48 KBDownload
2012 09 September - Slump Buster245.36 KBDownload
2012 08 August - Angora Damsel93.05 KBDownload
2012 07 July - March Brown Flymph73.29 KBDownload
2012 06 June - Caddis Nymph74.19 KBDownload
2012 05 May - BC Hopper109.04 KBDownload
2012 04 April - Zug Bug44.46 KBDownload
2012 03 March - Fly Fishers Worm161.72 KBDownload
2012 02 February - Larrys Lightning Bug119.68 KBDownload
2012 01 January - Superfloss Chironomid102.45 KBDownload
2011 12 December - Wing Burner175.94 KBDownload
2011 11 November - Sparkle Dun138.95 KBDownload
2011 10 October - Cardinelle95.12 KBDownload
2011 09 September - Chernobyl Ant, Improved120.18 KBDownload
2011 08 August - Max Canyon126.30 KBDownload
2011 07 July - Umbrella Emerger, Baetis106.95 KBDownload
2011 06 June - Slammer142.05 KBDownload
2011 05 May - Prince79.29 KBDownload
2011 04 April - EP Yellow Perch241.53 KBDownload
2011 03 March - Aztec Leech141.81 KBDownload
2011 02 February - Chironomid Thread Fly87.55 KBDownload
2011 01 January - CDC Parachute Emerger 141.25 KBDownload
2010 12 December - Pink Dink Leech64.91 KBDownload
2010 11 November - Modified Sedge217.54 KBDownload
2010 10 October - Purple Rat146.59 KBDownload
2010 09 September - Black June126.65 KBDownload
2010 08 August - Peek-A-Boo Rib112.44 KBDownload
2010 07 July - Millard's Hopper98.76 KBDownload
2010 06 June - Red Butt Ant119.66 KBDownload
2010 05 May - Chromie97.50 KBDownload
2010 04 April - Smoke Jumper170.32 KBDownload
2010 03 March - Shop Vac98.18 KBDownload
2010 02 February - March Brown143.62 KBDownload
2010 01 January - Mohair Leech89.96 KBDownload
2009 12 December - Crease Fly185.16 KBDownload
2009 11 November - NTE58.00 KBDownload
2009 10 October - Taks Crystal Midge152.46 KBDownload
2009 09 September - Peacock Spider109.76 KBDownload
2009 08 August - Tied Down Caddis115.19 KBDownload
2009 07 July - Turkey Soft Hackle116.53 KBDownload
2009 06 June - Hatchmaster159.15 KBDownload
2009 05 May - Shrimp153.58 KBDownload
2009 04 April - Emergent Sparkle Pupa125.70 KBDownload
2009 03 March - BIN-GHO-SHA137.58 KBDownload
2009 02 February - March Brown Emerger168.18 KBDownload
2009 01 January - Tellico Nymph193.96 KBDownload
2008 12 December - Common Chernobyl Ant119.69 KBDownload
2008 11 November - Reverse Feather Wing102.76 KBDownload
2008 10 October - March Brown Soft Hackle93.92 KBDownload
2008 09 September - Blood Worm Var69.99 KBDownload
2008 08 August - Leslies Quill Gordon153.04 KBDownload
2008 07 July - Pine Creek Special96.56 KBDownload
2008 06 June - Foampy119.84 KBDownload
2008 05 May - Extended Body Green Drake146.69 KBDownload
2008 04 April - Stimulator184.08 KBDownload
2008 03 March - Stephens Bionic Worm82.00 KBDownload
2008 02 February - Henrys Fork Callibaetis163.49 KBDownload
2008 01 January - Pale Morning Dun114.27 KBDownload
2007 12 December - PMD Emerger147.75 KBDownload
2007 11 November - Yellow Eagle165.04 KBDownload
2007 10 October - Pin Fish176.33 KBDownload
2007 09 September - Black Tail Bead Head81.38 KBDownload
2007 08 August - Gun Metal Pheasant Tail Nymph120.28 KBDownload
2007 07 July - Spruce Moth154.52 KBDownload
2007 06 June - Puget Sound Sand Lance166.01 KBDownload
2007 05 May - Erv Emerger290.59 KBDownload
2007 04 April - Glorifide Wooly Bugger144.79 KBDownload
2007 03 March - Quigley Cripple132.55 KBDownload
2007 02 February - EP Streamer160.95 KBDownload
2007 01 January - Plan B133.12 KBDownload
2006 12 December - Spent Wing Caddis90.04 KBDownload
2006 11 November - Duck Lake Chironomid76.94 KBDownload
2006 10 October - 3P Nymph120.20 KBDownload
2006 09 September - Red Headed Stepchild53.36 KBDownload
2006 08 August - Olive Willy131.88 KBDownload
2006 07 July - Waterdog210.76 KBDownload
2006 06 June - Pink Pookie280.51 KBDownload
2006 05 May - Umbrella Callibaetis271.29 KBDownload
2006 04 April - B and B Zinck Mink112.99 KBDownload
2006 03 March - Loud Mouth Clouser57.17 KBDownload
2006 02 February - Balanced Bead Head269.80 KBDownload
2006 01 January - Doc Spratley268.93 KBDownload
2005 12 December - Flying Ant184.90 KBDownload
2005 11 November - Lady McConnell111.57 KBDownload
2005 10 October - Earl Madsen Skumk198.81 KBDownload
2005 09 September - Bionic Worm63.33 KBDownload
2005 08 August - Headless Blue Wing Olive131.01 KBDownload
2004 07 July - Golden Stonefly34.98 KBDownload
2004 06 June - Bead Head Midge33.25 KBDownload
2004 05 May - Emerging Callibaetis25.23 KBDownload
2004 04 April - DF Damsel33.26 KBDownload
2004 03 March - Yak Skwala44.66 KBDownload
2004 02 February - Mini Pop33.20 KBDownload
2004 01 January - Oligochaete Worms31.39 KBDownload
2003 12 December - Martins Meany36.33 KBDownload
2003 11 November - Draper Dragon35.21 KBDownload
2003 10 October - Blue Hilton37.15 KBDownload
2003 09 September - Bitch Creek Nymph32.67 KBDownload
2003 08 August - Wolfys35.93 KBDownload
2003 07 July - PT Brassie27.72 KBDownload
2003 06 June -Circle Sculpin33.46 KBDownload
2003 05 May - Gray Drake Dun29.03 KBDownload
2003 04 April - Larva Lace Chironomid27.58 KBDownload
2003 03 March - Alices Dont Ask32.35 KBDownload
2003 02 February - Goddard Caddis30.30 KBDownload
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2002 12 December - Royal Christmas32.91 KBDownload
2002 11 November - H and L Variant34.95 KBDownload
2002 10 October - Llama Popsicle40.90 KBDownload
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2002 06 June - Bead Brooks Stone30.98 KBDownload
2002 05 May - Kirkhams Cray69.44 KBDownload
2002 04 April - Chickabou Soft Hackle38.38 KBDownload
2002 03 March - Handy Dandy Emerger27.15 KBDownload
2002 02 February - Pheasant Tail Nymph with beads41.35 KBDownload
2002 01 January - Glass Bead Emerger27.96 KBDownload
2001 12 December - Gold Ribbed Hares Ear Nymph27.55 KBDownload
2001 04 April - Rubber Legs - Girdle Bug27.58 KBDownload
2001 03 March - Henryville Special35.39 KBDownload
2001 02 February - Irresistible30.96 KBDownload
2001 01 January - Quill Gordon27.30 KBDownload
2000 12 December - Mickey Finn26.32 KBDownload
2000 11 November - Soft Hackle30.19 KBDownload
2000 10 October - The Llama28.68 KBDownload
2000 09 September - Coachman25.45 KBDownload
2000 08 August - Royal Trude26.99 KBDownload
2000 07 July - Hornberg Special27.19 KBDownload
2000 06 June - The Hairbug32.22 KBDownload
2000 05 May - The Mess21.23 KBDownload
2000 04 April - Kaumann Stimulator36.22 KBDownload
2000 03 March - Beadhead Nymphs26.40 KBDownload
2000 02 February - Sofa Pillow25.10 KBDownload
2000 01 January - Whistler23.11 KBDownload
1999 12 December - Messinger Frog22.89 KBDownload
1999 11 November - Humpy21.26 KBDownload
1999 10 October - Dahlberg Diver27.69 KBDownload
1999 09 September - The Egg Fly27.44 KBDownload
1999 08 August - Ants22.89 KBDownload
1999 07 July - Trico Spinner25.79 KBDownload
1999 06 June - Foam Flies22.36 KBDownload
1999 05 May - Paradrakes28.08 KBDownload
1999 04 April - Wulff patterns32.08 KBDownload
1999 03 March - Brooks Montana Stonefly25.91 KBDownload
1999 02 February - No Hackle28.15 KBDownload
1999 01 January - Caddis Larva35.74 KBDownload
1998 12 December - Hendrickson32.43 KBDownload
1998 11 November - Elk Hair Caddis36.64 KBDownload
1998 10 October - Woolly Bugger25.69 KBDownload
1998 09 September - Pheasant Tail Nymph20.68 KBDownload
1998 08 August - Joes and Daves Hoppers39.27 KBDownload
1998 07 July - Don Gapen Muddler Minnow26.14 KBDownload
1998 06 June - Comparadun28.11 KBDownload
1998 05 May - Gary LaFontaine Sparkle Pupas40.07 KBDownload
1998 04 April - Adams29.59 KBDownload
1998 03 March - Gartside Pheasant Nymph28.56 KBDownload
1998 02 February - Pollys Casual Dress28.71 KBDownload
1998 01 January - Clouser Deep Minnow25.68 KBDownload
1997 12 December - Leftys Deceiver25.23 KBDownload