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How to Tie: Giacobba’s Backcountry Gurgler

Difficulty: easy

35% difficulty

Time: 5-10 minutes

25% timely

Cost: average

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Imitates: shrimp, ambiguous/something tasty

Target species: tarpon, snook, redfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, peacock bass

Where to fish: backcountry, intracoastal/inland bays and waterways, warmwater lakes/ponds/rivers/canals

Notes: Simple gurgler, works great in black and chartreuse/white as well

Save 10% on materials with the kit:

About the fly:

Picture it, a slicked out day in the backcountry. There’s small to medium size tarpon rolling around and you hear the occasional snook getting his feed on which sounds like a bowling ball was just dropped from one of the trees. Perfect time for Giacobba’s Backcountry Gurgler.

Helpful tools/additional materials:

Separate brush from craft fur:
For palmering brush:
Long scissors for cutting the foam:


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