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post #1 of 18
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Im going for some bluegill easter morning what flies should I tie up
post #2 of 18
Teensy little wooly buggers work well, small nymphs, little poppers and I designed a fly for my brother when he was going after the white perch records. It is a snap to tie and works very well.
A pinch of marabou about 1/3 back from the eye and a little ball of the short flocked flash chenille.
It jigs a bit and seems to attract attention.
I'll bet a jiggy fly in a really small size would kill as well.
And... While you are at it, since your handle has the name in it... Why not teensy clousers?
post #3 of 18
Bead-head peacock herl buggers, counter-wrapped with copper wire for durability, and a partridge-hen palmered collar....ridiculously effective. Size 10 streamer hook.
post #4 of 18
best is a jitter bee w or w/o beadhead; fished on a tiny float 14-18" deep
post #5 of 18


These are my goto panfish flies. All are on size 8 and 10 hooks.

Top are mini leaches, rabbit fur tail with rabbit fur and a wee bit of angel hair flash in a dubbing looped body.

3 o'clock are gurgle pops, tied with rubber tails rather than hair tails. I seem to get more hook-ups with the rubber tail.

Bottom are crappie candies and a small clouser

9 o'clock Jitter bees (w/ the bead head)

Center are foam spiders

The foam spiders and gurgle pops work great once things warm up and the fish are more active. The gurgle pops are good for large and small mouth bass too, if you tie them up a few hook sizes larger.
post #6 of 18
I love going after trophy panfish. If you are serious about big bluegills get the book "Bluegill Fly Flising and Flies" by Terry and Roxanne Wilson. Best book I have read on Bluegill/Panfish fly fishing.

My favorites are; Small clousers, Humbug, and the Gill Getter. All pics and recipies are in this book. Good luck.
post #7 of 18
pleco;
those jitter bees look just about right. randy leonpacher in our club says he invented that fly in mid 90s; he had a class in them and says the tail works best when forked as u have it, but he always uses black silicone rubber- esp the round/not flat kind.
post #8 of 18
Thanks for the info TC. I think one of the ones pictured has the round tail .

I can't tie more than 2 or 3 of the same fly in a row or I get bored, so I'm always changing something or other on them...
post #9 of 18
Not hard to catch them on a bare hook, especially if its flashy. The panfish around me will eat spit lol.
post #10 of 18
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Not hard to catch them on a bare hook, especially if its flashy. The panfish around me will eat spit lol.


You aint gonna catch a trophy panfish on a bare hook. By trophy I mean 12" min and 1 & 1/2 pounds. These fish can be as challangeing to catch as any fish that swims.

A buddy of mine caught a 2 & 1/2 pound crappie a few years ago on a micro Clouser. He will tell you he feels that catching that fish is at the top of his list of fishing accomplishments.
post #11 of 18
Try small gurglers on size 10 or 12 hooks -- works like a charm!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Bounty Htr View Post
A buddy of mine caught a 2 & 1/2 pound crappie a few years ago on a micro Clouser. He will tell you he feels that catching that fish is at the top of his list of fishing accomplishments.



THe big ones put up an excellent fight especially on the lighter weight rods.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pleco View Post
Thanks for the info TC. I think one of the ones pictured has the round tail .

I can't tie more than 2 or 3 of the same fly in a row or I get bored, so I'm always changing something or other on them...


change the colors- bream dont care; but they like a red /black and yellow/black; i used a chatruse estaz solid body and they loved it.
post #14 of 18
Those jitter bees are cool! The sunfish here like wooly buggers...and someone mentioned a fly here we call bream killers...it is a wooly bugger without hackle..and it has flashy chenille.
post #15 of 18
Pleco, I loved those crappie candies!! I tied some larger ones for stripers. Thanks for the inspiration.
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