Bluegill flies...

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Nick Biederman, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Nick Biederman

    Nick Biederman Member

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    Need some good bluegill flies. Any tips?
    Nick
     
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    Rob C Banned or Parked

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    black wooleys work everytime. Caught about 15 on one the other day.
     
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    small black poppers with white rubber legs, black hackle.
     
  4. Nick Biederman

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    Thanks
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  5. kosel80

    kosel80 Native Trout Fan

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    I like to tie up an ant with a peacock herl body and a nice full black hackle in the middle and fish it at a slow steady crawl. It hackle makes the body look thick and I think they mistake it for a water beetle. super easy to tie and effective!
     
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    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Brown/black mohair leach
    ( 12 long shank)
    with a Silver/red chironomid dropper...
    Killer...!!!!
     
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    I love fishing for bluegills on a foam beetle on a #10-12 hook or a small hopper pattern. Sometimes (if leagal) I'll add a dropper of a hares nymph. I have cought two bluegills at the sametime this way.
     
  9. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    All the above are great suggestions. I've had good success on both bluegills and crappie using damsel nymphs.
     
  10. chattmr

    chattmr has never caught a steelhead... (its sad, I know)

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    If you fish for them is flowing water, try very small crayfish patterns...

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  11. Matt Baerwalde

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    Prince nymphs have always been good for me.
     
  12. flyfish_pimp

    flyfish_pimp $2 coyote steak

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    http://www.gbflycasters.org/fly tying/patterns/Wiggle_Tail_Nymph/Wiggle_Tail_Nymph.htm
    http://www.rainysflies.com/pages/detail.asp?pic=1818&picname=J's™ Yellow Spidey Sense
    http://www.warmwaterflytyer.com/patterns.asp


    Other than the patterns previously mentioned...these flies all can do the trick. I listed links to a few that have worked for me, as well as a general warm water fly tying site with some great bluegill/bass/panfish patterns. I have caught gills and many kinds of panfish on the wiggle tail nymph, spider patterns, and even small kelly green green saltwater poppers that had a hinge between the popper body and the hook with a little green marabou for a tail.

    I think bluegill can be automatic some times of the year regardless of what you throw as long as they can get their mouth around it, but other times they can be finicky. So you probably wouldnt go wrong with a bunch of different setups...including a strike indicator with beadhead nymphs/small leeches/snails/damsels/etc.
     
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    Back foam spider- simple durable and effective
     

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    later in the summer Dave's hoppers work great for me. I like to trail it with some sort of BH nymph also.
     
  15. Norm Frechette

    Norm Frechette Googlemeister

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    any trout fly is a bluegill fly!
     
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    any fly is a bluegill fly, its just the larger bluegills tend to be a little more particular. i have caught small bluegill on lures just about the size of the fish.
     
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    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    hare ear nymph or a pine squirrel nypmh. use them as droppeer flies under a foam beetle. pure magic:D
     

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