Fly Tying: Gartside’s Gurgler
Lately, I have have been fishing it for blitzing bass during the Montauk Fall Run. It works, and it is so fun to watch fish fall for its action. Easy to tie and reasonably durable, no box should be without a few.
Considered one of the most talented and innovative fly tyers of the modern era, Gartside was taught how to tie flies at the age of 10 by Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox outfielder. Among his best-known original patterns are the Sparrow, the Soft Hackle Streamer, the Pheasant Hopper, the Gartside Leech, the FishHead, and the Gurgler.