Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tying up Gurglers for smallmouth bass and ebay.

I've been tying up more smallmouth bass flies for myself and ebay.  I've got plans to catch a few largemouth on them too.  I decided to bulk up my old gurgler pattern which is mainly estaz, 3 mm foam and legs. I want a larger presentation and something that will last all those strikes from all those fat panfish and smallmouth . . . and survive abuse from knocking against timber or a nasty back cast when I'm sitting in the kayak.  I'm gonna be fishing new water and I want the fish to know something is knocking on the door.  

I've got my new 8 wgt. from Allen Fly Fishing and I'm about to burst if I can't hit the water again soon.  I'll give the rod a review whenever I land a fish or two.


  1. The rod is a nice color... so it's got that goin' for it.

    1. It looks nice and it casts well. I like to have a little bend in it when practice casting. Those GLoomis rods I've got are stiff. Thanks.

  2. Can't wait to play with those flies. Thanks again man, you tie some great looking stuff.

  3. Thanks a lot! I've got to make myself some now.