Well its not quite dry fly but we often go after sea runs with little poppers. where were you fishing?
What size/color gurgler were you fishing? It's one of my favorite flies, but I use it more on the East Coast than my BC fishing....Surface fishing for SRC is a gas! Your hookup to rise ratio with searuns will probably be low but atleast you will see them. I recently went out with a friend who fished a sinking line. We never saw any fish rolling and did not get a single tug. I went to a gurgler on top and had a half dozen rises in 30 minutes. Meanwhile there were no other fish showing and my buddy still did not have a hit subsurface. Of all those rises I did not even prick a fish but it was exciting.