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favorite bluegill flies

post #1 of 50
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if anyone here fishes for bluegill what are your favorite flies?
all help is appreciated
thanks in advance
brett
post #2 of 50
#12 wolley buggers black or chartrause. Some people like tiny popping bugs. Keep it simple floating line light leader. Have fun!
post #3 of 50
Tiny poppers
Stimulators
Hoppers
Ants
post #4 of 50
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.
post #5 of 50
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.
post #6 of 50
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
post #7 of 50
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!
post #8 of 50
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:

post #9 of 50
#10 yellow rubber spider, works great for bass too.
post #10 of 50
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.
post #11 of 50
Anything that looks buggy.
All of the above but a rubber spider is my #1.
post #12 of 50
any terrestrial for topwater (#8 ants )

san juan worms or small wolly buggers for subsurface
post #13 of 50
Poppers and hoppers
post #14 of 50


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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
post #15 of 50
Quote:
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????
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