The Gurgulator

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The Gurgulator

Hook: Long-shanked dry fly; here, the
    4XL Daiichi model 2460; sizes 8 and
    10 (see tying notes).
Thread: Something strong, such as the
    white Uni-Nylon 210-denier seen here.
Tail: Deer body hair.
Body/Back: A strip of yellow closed-cell
    foam about two and a half times the
    shank length.
Hackle: A grizzly dry-fly-grade saddle
    feather with a fairly short barb.
    (Note: The hackle barbs should be
    only about as long as the hook gape.
    This gives the fly better balance on
    the water.)
Wing: Deer body hair.
Adhesive: Superglue, such as Zap-A-Gap
    or Plastic Surgery, which is produced
    by a company named SureHold and is
    sold in hardware stores by that name.
Tying Note: The Daiichi model 2460
    hook specified above is listed as a
    streamer hook. However, the wire is
    light enough for tying long-bodied dry
    flies, such as the Gurgulator. This
    particular bronze-finish hook is not
    available larger than size 8. However,
    for different-sized Gurgulators, it is
    available in larger sizes in a black
    finish as the model 2461. Other
    hooks may also be used to achieve
    varying effects, such as 2XL and 3XL
    dry-fly models. For really large
    versions, fairly light-wire streamer
    hooks will work, including the Daiichi
    2461. The so-called stinger hooks also
    work fine when a wider gape is desired.

 
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