Re: First post..... ever. What type of line/leader for pan fish?
All great info, if you ty your own flies a simple but VERY good one for warm water fish is this.
1x long nymph hook sze 12, 10, 8
Two wraps of .10-.15 lead on the very back of the hook, just infront of the bend.
Two rubber legs tied over the top of the eye like antena(build a small ball of thread behind the eye of the hook it helps keep the rubber off the eye makeing it easier to ty on your tippet.
and a chennile body.
You can make it any color you want
I seem to do best with a black body and white rubber
Top water is fun but for the bigger bluegill it seems sinking patterns catch more of teh bigger ones most times.
I play with retreves untill I find what the fish like slow or fast
The lead on the back of the hook makes the fly fall butt down and the rubber wiggles on the way down, bream cant stand it, I have also caught very nice bass and some crappie on this fly