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#1 fishin kid

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Posted June 30 2006 - 7:45 PM

if anyone here fishes for bluegill what are your favorite flies?
all help is appreciated
thanks in advance
brett



#2 yak too

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Posted June 30 2006 - 8:09 PM

#12 wolley buggers black or chartrause. Some people like tiny popping bugs. Keep it simple floating line light leader. Have fun!



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Posted June 30 2006 - 8:23 PM

Tiny poppers
Stimulators
Hoppers
Ants


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Posted June 30 2006 - 8:57 PM

I prefer my bluegill flies a bit bigger. I like a Sneaky Pete in size 6 or small Hula Popper tied on size 6 or 8. Chernobyl Ants, Los Alamos Ants, Gurglers in the same size. I don't catch as many as I used to but most of the ones I catch are hand size. Subsurface, I like small baitfish patterns 1 1/2 to 2 inches long, or a white Estaz bug. If I'm fishing a popper and dropper, I've found a Green Weenie, tied on a size 6 or 8 to be very effective.



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Posted June 30 2006 - 9:55 PM

Up further north where I'm at, I like small subsurface flies such as the already mentioned wooly buggers early in the season when the water is still cool but will switch to small poppers once the water gets warm.



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Posted June 30 2006 - 10:09 PM

Today I used a Tullis Wiggle Bug. The water was a bit deep from the rain, so I put a split shot about 8" up my leader.
My brother has access to his neighbor's containment pond, which receives no other fishing pressure. >hand sized bluegill take #4 Stimulators with a vengeance (How do you like that, Tammy??)
In general, sunfish are extremely aggressive - especially when on the spawn (which is all summer) - and very competitive against one another. If it will fit in their mouths, they'll hit it. Surface flies and sight fishing are best. They come up and stare at your fly, and you can see the gears turning in their little brains - telling them "it's not real, it's not real" before they say "What the h@ll" and hit it anyways
Rob



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Posted June 30 2006 - 10:34 PM

I like that a LOT RLWK!!
Stimmies RULE!

However, nothing takes a big bluegill better than a #8 Yellow Hair Ball.

Or an Adams.

As long as it's a dry fly, you're doing ok!


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Posted July 01 2006 - 9:55 AM

Also small nymphs (brassies, BHPT, GRHE) tied behind and under your popper.
Of course, when fishing big poppers for LMbass, you never know what you'll find:


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Posted July 03 2006 - 8:40 AM

#10 yellow rubber spider, works great for bass too.



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Posted July 03 2006 - 8:54 AM

Ants, poppers work great, Also, for natural flies, I use an easy bivisible.

I try go as large as possible, 6 and larger because the gills get gut hooked on anything small, they seem to swallow first and ask questions later.


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Posted July 03 2006 - 10:14 AM

Anything that looks buggy.
All of the above but a rubber spider is my #1.



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Posted July 03 2006 - 10:27 AM

any terrestrial for topwater (#8 ants )

san juan worms or small wolly buggers for subsurface


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Posted July 05 2006 - 7:12 AM

Poppers and hoppers



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Posted July 05 2006 - 7:27 AM


Quote:







Originally Posted by Big Bald Head


Also small nymphs (brassies, BHPT, GRHE) tied behind and under your popper.

Of course, when fishing big poppers for LMbass, you never know what you'll find:

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Wow Doug, you have small hands!!!

That is one huge bluegill .

Alan



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Posted July 05 2006 - 3:38 PM


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Originally Posted by Gilbey


Wow Doug, you have small hands!!!

That is one huge bluegill .






Hey Alan,


Do you think his watch band was soaked in bluegill pee during that picture????