a good Bluegill pattern, simple and effective

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by yuhina, May 21, 2007.

  1. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    There is a bluegill pattern that I would like to share with friends...

    I like to fish bluegill, they are easy to catch, fight stubborn and a good target for kids.
    Usually bluegill will eat anything, anything swim and buggy looking... I use a lot of small popper and damsel fly pattern for them (#8 -#14). But sometime could be more difficult than it used to be...

    Recently, I have a chance to fish a golf course pond. The water in this pond are very clean, so literally you can spot fishing them, bluegill or bass. At the very beginning of the summer, not many people fish there..., the fish wasn't selective. But as the fishing pressure increased, the fish become harder and harder to get, especially the big ones (well, not as easy as the beginning of the season). So I do some observation and test some fly. I found some wary fish still come to the fly, and nibble it for further exam. maybe already too much lessons to them. So I tried this pattern similar to pecock herl body or bitch creek pattern. I put some weight underbody to make it sink fast...(get rid of the small ones). So far it has been very effective to me... for Selective bluegill ( if I have to call them : ))

    How to fish it:
    1. Fish it like a streamer... strip and pause
    2. Fish it like a suspended nymph (keep the tight line)
    3. Fish it like crayfish pattern... sink to the bottom and pause...

    Tie:
    1. Hook: TMC 2x nymph hook #10-14, heavy
    2. put some black pheasant tail fiber...
    3. put some lead wire for the underbody
    4. put the brown chenille for the body
    5. some peacock herl for the head.

    Some time you might get some bass... I had a 3 lb bass on it once...
    This is a very fun pattern for beginner too, easy cast (for 2wt rod too...) and will produce fish. Enjoy!
     
  2. Randy Knapp

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    Yuhina,

    Thanks for the great post and pictures as well as pattern description. This fly should work here as well.

    Randy
     
  3. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    Thanks for the pattern I will have to give it a try.
     
  4. sharpshooter223

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    if anybe ever wants just a ton of bluegill (even though they are stunted and small) go to railroad pond at mesa, some nice trout also, but these bluegill go after stuff half their size
     
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    Ever add rubber legs?
     
  6. yuhina

    yuhina Tropical member

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    Not really, but this is a good idea...
    I think if they see a lot of flies, "match No other flies" might be is the key to get them quick bite. Create something new and buggie... usually yield good result to me. If they rarely see other angler, a common pattern pretty much will torn them up. :beer2: