Gurgler, Red & White
The Gurgler type of fly became popular with Florida guides fishing baby tarpon & snook in the Glades. The snook pictured above ate this red and white Gurgler after it was cast into a little hole in the mangrove shoreline at the mouth of the Belize River on the outskirts of Belize City, which is a fairly high traffic area. Snook, like black bass are often attracted to flies that make a commotion when retrieved across the surface of the water. The Dorado in the Sea of Cortez will eat Gurglers too.
Not the 40-pound test bite tippet and how this medium size snook has roughed up the surface. Imagine what a larger snook or tarpon could do to your tippet. Bit tippets are a must for tarpon and snook.