Have you ever noticed how Dolly Varden will slam a Flame Red strike indicator? Our friends at Crystal Creek Lodge did and requested we come up with a Gurgler to match. It didn’t take much field testing to verify this is a Dolly and rainbow trout slayer!
AK Gurgler – Flame #6
You won’t believe this surface fly until you try it during the salmon spawn. Find a group of spawning salmon with Dolly Varden hanging around eating eggs. In other words a classic bead fishing situation. Tie on our custom Flame Gurgler, cast it out and strip it back FAST! Not only will Dollies chase it down, but the biggest ones seem to attack it with the most gusto. An amazingly fun fly when you need a change up from bead fishing.
Brad Elfers has been a fly fishing & river guide in Alaska since 1993.He opened Alaska Fly Fishing Goods in 1998.
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