Gurgler Tarpon and Snook Fly

This is probably the best named fly, ever. I coach my guest to fish this with very short, very sharp strips. Get that fly to blop, blop, blop!

A great searching fly for when you think tarpon are around but not sure. It will call fish from quite a ways, and they can follow it and strike alarmingly close. So, keep stripping all the way back till you’ve only got about 2 feet of leader out the rod tip. Trust me; I’ve seen many a tarpon hooked nearly at the rod tip, especially in the dark waters of the canals and backwaters of Grand Cayman.

Hook : #2 Mustad Signature Big Game
Thread : Black
Body : Crystal Chenille, Orange or  Chart.
Collar : Hackle, Grizzly, Palmered
Tail : Bucktail, Orange or Chart.
Back : Foam Strip, 1/8-inch thick
Weed-Guard : 20-lb Mono Loop
share :